Oath of Vengeance (1944)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western, Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Dec 9, 1944 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Larry "Buster" Crabbe, as Billy Carson, and his sidekick Fuzzy (Al St. John) decide to turn in their spurs and instead operate a general store in this low-budget Western from PRC. But owning a shop in the wild and woolly West can be hazardous, as our heroes discover when they land in the middle of a range war between a group of cattle ranchers led by pretty Dale Kirby (Mady Lawrence) and the local homesteaders. In reality, the ranchers have been misled by crooked money lender Steve Kinney (Jack Ingram) and his vile henchman Mort (Charles King), who are hoping to gain control of the range. It all comes to a head when farmer Dan Harper (Karl Hackett) is falsely accused of killing one of Dale's cowhands. But Billy, on his steed Falcon (which earned second billing!), comes to the rescue with guns a-blazing. When the Crabbe series changed its name from "Billy the Kid" to "Billy Carson" in 1944, the unit also had a change of cameramen (from Jack Greenhalgh to Robert Cline). The murkiness of the photography, alas, prevailed.

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law, cowboy, lawyer, on-the-run, outlaw [Western]