The Rough, Tough West (1952)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Jun 15, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Charles Starrett returns as the Durango Kid in Columbia's Rough, Tough, West. For most of the film, however, Starrett is known as "Steve Holden," a former Texas Ranger who comes to a wide-open mining town to visit an old friend (Jack -- later Jock -- Mahoney). Alas, said friend has turned bad, and is busy arranging a major land grab when Steve arrives on the scene. With deep regret, our hero dons his Durango disguise to thwart his ex-friend's criminal activities. Happily, the villain sees the error of his ways before too much damage can be done. The musical portion of the program is handled by Carolina Cotton and Pee Wee King and his band.

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alter-ego, aristocracy, bad-guy, cowboy, evil, good-guy, greed, group, help, land, landowner, land-scheme, land-war, mine, traveling