Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Johnny Mack Brown closed out his 1951 manifest of "B"-westerns with Montana Desperado. The story concerns a fierce struggle over water rights. Complicating the plot is the presence of a masked desperado who is systematically killing off local ranchers. Brown arrives on the scene to find out who's behind the murders--and, of course, to stop him (Her? It?) Although Brown's character name is ostensibly Dave Borden, everyone in the film refers to him as "Johnny" or "Mr. Brown"; evidently the Monogram folks were getting a bit lazy with this long-running series. The cast of Montana Desperado is uniformly fine, including such horse-opera regulars as Myron Healey, Marshall Reed, and Edmund Cobb, whose western credits extended as far back as 1914!
bad-guy, control, cowboy, feud, good-guy, land-scheme, land-war, mask [disguise], outlaw [Western], ranch, water