San Antone Ambush (1949)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Republic singing cowboy Monte Hale headlines San Antone Ambush. It's the usual melange of fast action, black-hearted villains and blazing guns, expertly assembled by veteran western helmsman Philip Ford. Hale plays an Army officer who investigates the robbery charges levelled against rancher Clint Wheeler (James B. Cardwell). The crimes are actually the handiwork of crooked federal commissioner Roberts (who else but Roy Barcroft). Evidently Hale was trying to shed his musical image, since he doesn't sing at all in the film's 60 minutes. Director Ford's father Francis Ford (brother of John) shows up in a supporting role.

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agent [representative], ambush, army, arrest, bad-guy, capture, con/scam, cowboy, escape, federal-agent, frame-up, gangster, good-guy, government, government-official, group, impersonation, officer, outlaw [Western], pursuit, ranch, robbery, stagecoach, trick, wagon