Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Director William Witney puts his distinctive stamp on the Don "Red" Barry western Outlaws of Pine Ridge by opening the picture with a body sailing through the plate-glass window of a frontier saloon. Barry stars as gun-slingin' Chips Barrett, who makes it his mission in life to prevent the inaccurately nicknamed Honest John Hollister (Noah Beery Sr.) from becoming territorial governor. Complicating things is the fact that Chips is in love with Honest John's daughter Ann (Lynn Merrick, perennial heroine in the Republic "Red" Barry vehicles). In between a multitude of barroom brawls and shootouts, Emmett Lynn provides genuinely funny comedy relief as a desert rat named Jackpot McGraw. Outlaws of Pine Ridge got the 1942-43 season of Barry westerns off to a rousing start.
bad-guy, cowboy, gangster, good-guy, governor, outlaw [Western], promise