Tumbleweed (1953)

Release Date - Dec 1, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Audie Murphy plays wagon train scout Jim Harvey in Universal-International's Tumbleweed. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, Harvey is wrongly accused of saving himself while allowing the people under his protection to be slaughtered by Indians. With the help of sheriff Murchoree (Chill Wills) and his Native American friend Tigre (Ernesto Iglesias), Harvey breaks out of jail to prove his innocence. Figuring largely in the proceedings are horse-rancher Nick Buckley (Roy Roberts) and his wife Louella Buckley (K.T. Stevens), who provide Harvey with a "loser" horse that turns out to be a winner when the hero needs it most. The revelation of the film's true villain should be amusing for fans of TV's Gilligan's Island.

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killing, attack, battle [war], conflict, cowboy, false-accusation, honor [recognition], innocence, invasion, investigation, murder, Native-American, redemption, wagon-train, train [locomotive], training, wagon