Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
A fast-paced entry in Republic Pictures' fine Allan "Rocky" Lane series, Fort Dodge Stampede details the search for $30,000 worth of loot from a bank robbery which is ostensibly hidden in Fort Dodge, a Nevada ghost town owned by Skeeter Davis (Chubby Johnson). The latter, who knows nothing of the stolen money, is soon deep in trouble with an array of Bad Guys headed by the inevitable (but nevertheless always welcome) Roy Barcroft. Enter "Rocky" Lane, a lawman on vacation, and the bullets soon start flying. Lane, who later supplied the voice of television's Mr. Ed, was an attractive cowboy star whose vehicles, although low-budget, were consistently well-written and paced. Chubby Johnson replaced Lane's usual sidekick Eddy Waller for most of the 1951-1952 season.
bad-guy, bank, con/scam, cowboy, deputy, gangster, good-guy, group, gunfighter, help, hidden, loot, meeting, outlaw [Western], owner, real-estate, recruit [soldier], return, robbery, settler, sheriff, town, tracking [following], weapons