Freighters of Destiny (1932)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The title of this RKO western refers to the wagons which bore settlers Westward during the mid-19th century. Following in his father's footsteps, Tom Keene guides a wagon train through perilous territory, facing constant danger at the hands of a scurrilous outlaw gang. The bad guys are in the employ of a "respectable" banker, who wants to get his mitts on the freighter franchise and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Barbara Kent is the eminently protectable heroine, while Billy Franey, a fixture of the Tom Keene westerns of the early 1930s, provides comedy relief. Costing a paltry $39,000, Freighters of Destiny earned back its cost more than tenfold. The film was partially remade in 1940 as the Tim Holt western Wagon Train.

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attack, bad-guy, bank-personnel, cowboy, danger, encounter, frontier, frontiersman, good-guy, greed, group, guide, hardships, leader, outlaw [Western], robbery, settler, son, wagon, wagon-train, west