The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Release Date - May 31, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the third of his four Wild Bill Saunders Westerns, Bill Elliott, "the Peaceable Man," is assigned by Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to put a stop to the reign of terror, including cold-blooded murder, perpetrated by Powder Kilgore (Raphael Bennett). When the state legislature refuses to fund a legitimate rangers organization, Wild Bill instead enlists a group of tough convicts, whom he promises freedom if they help capture Kilgore and his chief lieutenant, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker). Unfortunately, one of the convicts, Shifty (Ernie Adams), lives up to his name by betraying his comrades in arms to Kilgore but after a furious gun battle at the gang's shootout, Wild Bill manages to bring peace to the area. Nevertheless, when asked to captain the newly founded rangers organization, the hero instead promotes his new friend, former convict Honest John (Al Hill), and heads off to new adventures.

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bad-guy, chase, convict, cowboy, gathering, good-guy, group, offer, outlaw [Western], pardon, prison, pursuit, ranger [military]