Relentless (1948)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Feb 20, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Described by one critic as a western version of The 39 Steps, Relentless stars Robert Young as a cowboy on the lam. Framed for murder, Young must find the one man who can clear him, while a posse dogs his trail. He briefly becomes an outlaw, hoping to make contact with his quarry by befriending the dregs of the west, notably mercenary saloon keeper Akim Tamiroff. Marguerite Chapman plays the love interest, while Barton MacLaine does his usual as the main heavy. Directed at a rapid clip by George Sherman, Relentless does its best to live up to its title.

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