Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Release Date - Aug 15, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Marshal of Cripple Creek was the last of seven Republic "Red Ryder" westerns starring Allan "Rocky" Lane. This time, Red Ryder (Lane) rides into a gold-mining town, where an outlaw gang is operating unmolested. It's not that the local sheriff is corrupt; it's simply that the villains are too clever and well-hidden. Since the crooks seem to favor robbing the regular gold-ore shipments, Ryder rides along on one of these excursions, and the results are explosive indeed. Helping our hero achieve his goal is former outlaw Tom Lambert (Trevor Bardette), anxious to prove he's gone straight. In addition to Allan Lane, Marshal of Cripple Creek features Bobby Blake and Martha Wentworth as Red Ryder's comic-strip cohorts Little Beaver and The Duchess.




going-straight, gold, gold-shipment, outlaw [Western], redemption, sheriff