Death Valley Manhunt (1943)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Republic's winning combination of western star Wild Bill Elliot, comic sidekick Gabby Hayes and leading lady Anne Jeffreys is shown to good advantage in Death Valley Manhunt. Elliot plays a lawman who is hired by a group independent oilmen to protect them from crooked business interests. One of the bad guys is Richard Quinn (Weldon Heyburn), who tries to stir up a range war against the oilmen and the local landowners. When Elliot figures out what Quinn is up to, pity the poor bad man who gets in Our Hero's way. In the film's best scene, Wild Bill finds himself atop an oil well just as a gusher is about to burst forth from the earth.

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bad-guy, business, con/scam, cowboy, good-guy, homestead, husband, landowner, manager, Native-American, oil, oil-well, profit, property