Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Don Barry stars as the Pecos Kid in Red Desert. The Kid is a federal agent, assigned by President Ulysses S. Grant to locate an outlaw wanted by the government. The outlaw is something of a frontier fuehrer, hoping to use his ill-gotten gains to set up a nation of his own. The Kid thinks he's gotten his man at the film's halfway point, but he and the audience are in for surprise. President Grant is played by Joseph Crehan, who made a comfortable living imitating our 18th Chief Executive in the movies. Red Desert was Lippert's final release for 1949, but was hardly Don Barry's last effort for the studio.
bad-guy, cowboy, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, robbery, desert