Smoky Canyon (1952)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although Smoky Canyon is officially an entry in Charles Starrett's "Durango Kid" western series, the film is essentially a showcase for the talents of Jack (later Jock) Mahoney, who'd been a supporting player and stunt double in the Starrett films for several years. Mahoney plays a sheepman who's framed for the murder of a rancher. It's all part of a scheme by a dishonest cattleman (Tristam Coffin) who hopes to extenuate a range war for his own profit. Starrett assumes his "Durango" disguise to help clear Mahoney's name. A few comic breaks in the action are provided by habitual Starrett sidekick Smiley Burnette.

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bad-guy, cowboy, daughter, false-accusation, feud, frame-up, good-guy, justice, murder, ranch, range-war, sheepmen