The Gallant Legion (1948)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Western  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When Republic moved its popular star William Elliot from "B" series westerns to "A" frontier specials, a lot of the fun and excitement was lost in the process. Additionally, Republic seemed reluctant to admit the new Elliot films were westerns, as witness the title Gallant Legion, which could have been mistaken for a Sahara Desert epic. Actually Gallant Legion is one of the better Elliot big-budgeters, with Bill as one of the charter members of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers' task is to prevent greedy landgrabbers from dividing Texas into sections and setting up their own fiefdoms. Elliot's leading lady in Gallant Legion is Adrian Booth, who as "Lorna Gray" had been a Republic serial villainess a few seasons earlier.

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bad-guy, claim-jumpers, conflict, good-guy, greed, hope, journalism, lady, land, lawman, outlaw [Western], politician, ranger [military], reporter, territory, Texas-Ranger