Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Self-style western star John Carpenter is the "auteur" of the low-budget hayburner Outlaw Treasure. Carpenter not only stars in the film (billed as "John Forbes"), but also produced and wrote the picture as well; surprisingly, however, he handed over the directorial reins to Oliver Drake. The story concerns an Army scout (Forbes) who is assigned to get to the bottom of a series of gold-shipment hijackings. To make a long story short, he does. The Jesse James gang figures briefly in the proceedings, but they, like the heroine (Adele Jergens), are summarily dropped after serving their plot purpose. Modern viewers may be impressed at how closely John Carpenter resembles Montgomery Clift--at least, until he opens his mouth to speak.
bad-guy, cowboy, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, robbery, carpenter, outlaw [Western]