Bandits of Dark Canyon (1947)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Back to his standard Rocky Lane characterization after a brief series of "Red Ryder" westerns, Allan Lane stars in Republic's Bandits of Dark Canyon. In this outing, Lane takes it upon himself to clear ex-convict Ed Archer (Bob Steele) of a trumped-up murder charge. Making things easier is the fact that the "dead" man is actually very much alive, the better to help one of Archer's false friends stage a big gold heist. It's no surprise that Roy Barcroft plays one of the villains: it is a bit surprising to see John Hamilton, best known to fans of the Superman TV series as editor Perry White, participating in the skullduggery. Featured in the cast is veteran western actor Francis Ford, the father of director Philip Ford.

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bad-guy, con/scam, convict, cowboy, false-accusation, foreman, fortune [wealth], friendship, good-guy, investigation, killing, lawman, mine, murder, name-clearing, outlaw [Western], victim