Snake River Desperadoes (1951)

Genres - Western  |   Release Date - May 30, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Snake River Desperadoes affords Charles Starrett another opportunity to don the mask of the do-gooding Durango Kid. In this one, Steve Reynolds (Starrett) runs up against criminal mastermind Jim Haverly (Monte Blue), who for financial reasons hopes to foment a war between the Apaches and the settlers. Haverly's white henchmen disguise themselves as Indians and commit all sorts of brutalities -- at least until Reynolds, aka Durango, enters the scene. Don Kay Reynolds, who as "Little Brown Jug" previously played Little Beaver in the Red Ryder series, is well cast as an Apache youth who forms a strong friendship with white counterpart Tommy Ivo. One of the baddies is played by Duke York, whom Three Stooges fans will remember for his many portrayals of werewolves, vampires and "Frankensteins" in the Stooges' 2-reelers.

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bad-guy, cowboy, friendship, good-guy, Native-American, outlaw [Western], range-war, settler