The Avenging Rider (1943)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tim Holt's third RKO Radio western for 1943 was The Avenging Rider. The story finds Holt trying to clear himself and his partner Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards of a robbery-murder rap. The actual villains each carry a portion of a Five of Spades, so that they can identify themselves when they claim their shares of the stolen money. Our Hero tracks down four of the five miscreants before he is able to expose the "brains" behind the operation (the Least Likely Suspect, as usual). Cliff Edwards has so much to do and so many songs to sing in The Avenging Rider that one feels he should have gotten top billing.

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bad-guy, conflict, cowboy, duo, escape, false-accusation, gangster, gold-mine, good-guy, identity, investigation, killing, mine, murder, outlaw [Western], trick, witness