Outlaws of the Panhandle (1941)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Outlaws of the Pandhandle was the last of Charles Starrett's "formula" westerns for Columbia: hereafter, Starrett would be seen only in the guise of frontier medico Steven Monroe or masked do-gooder The Durango Kid. For the moment, however, the star is cast as Jim Endicott, bound and determined to put an end to the underhanded activities of gin-mill operator Faro Jack Vaughn (Norman Willis). The villain's strategy is to get the local cowpunchers tanked up on rotgut that they'll prove to be easy pickings for a gang of rustlers-and will be unable to complete work on a railroad spur which will bypass the outlaws' hideaway. In about as much time as it takes to explain the plot, Endicott settles Vaughn's hash with his fists. Frances Robinson subs for Charles Starrett's usual leading lady Iris Meredith.

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alcoholism, bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, drunk-driving, gambling, good-guy, marketing, obstacle, outlaw [Western], railroad, ranch, town, worker