Under the Tonto Rim (1947)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bearing no resemblance to the two previous Westerns of the same title, Under the Tonto Rim retained little more than the title from Zane Grey's 1926 story. Tim Holt and sidekick Richard Martin are operating a stagecoach line. But when a gang of highwaymen steals the Wells Fargo box and abducts passenger Nan Leslie, Holt goes undercover to smoke out the leader, Dennison (Richard Powers aka Tom Keene). Nan is not quite who she presents herself to be, however, and the hero is forced to use trickery to get to the truth. A superior B-Western, Under the Tonto Rim was filmed on-location at Victorville and Lone Pine, CA. Lex Barker, a year away from becoming the screen's tenth Tarzan, appears in a bit part as a sheriff's deputy.

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