Rough Riders of Cheyenne (1945)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A range feud once again took center stage in this average Sunset Carson B-western from assembly-line studio Republic. Believing that his father Andy (Eddy Waller) has been killed by the neighboring Sterling clan, Carson, to his relief, learns that the old man was only wounded in the attack. But as Andy relates the story of how the feud had begun, he is shot dead through the window by an unknown assailant. At first, Sunset mistakenly believes that the killer is Melinda Sterling (Peggy Stewart), daughter of Andy's worst enemy (and onetime rejected girlfriend), Harriet Sterling (Mira McKinney). The real murderer, of course, is a cattle rustler (Wade Crosby), an outsider who, as one character puts it, is "playing both families for suckers." Under the advice of Sheriff Edwards (Tom London), the warring families agree to put an end to hostilities in order for Sunset and Melinda to catch the real enemy. One of Republic's most popular leading ladies (and certainly the most overworked), Stewart was Carson's most frequent co-star, appearing in eight Westerns with the former rodeo champion.

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bad-guy, cowboy, family-feud, good-guy, feud