The Stranger from Pecos (1945)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though it wasn't the first of the batch, The Stranger from Pecos would have been an excellent starting point for Johnny Mack Brown's Monogram western series. Containing a great deal more excitement than the official first entry (The Ghost Rider), the film casts Brown as Nevada, a US marshal assigned to squelch a crooked land-grab. Unfortunately, the head villain as the corrupt local sheriff in his pocket, which stymies Nevada's efforts during the first 4 reels. But justice prevails during the final 2 reels, as Johnny Mack Brown fans knew it would. The romantic subplot is handled by a pair of pop-culture icons: Kirby Grant, star of TV's Sky King, and Christine McIntyre, leading lady of many a 3 Stooges short.

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bad-guy, con/scam, cowboy, good-guy, killing, land-scheme, land-war, loot, marshal, mortgage, outpost, poker, property, robbery, victim