Road Agent (1952)

Genres - Western  |   Release Date - Feb 14, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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At the time of its release the RKO "B"-western Road Agent raised eyebrows, not because of its violent content, but because of its astonishing lack of violence. Saddle pals Tim (Holt) and Chito (Richard Martin) find out the hard way that usurious Milo Brand (Mauritz Hugo) is charging exorbitant rates to the local ranchers for access to a private road. As a means to thwart the profiteer, Tim and Chito pose as bandits, the better to rob from the rich (Brand) and give to the poor (Everybody Else). The feminine interest is handled by Noreen Nash and Dorothy Patrick, while the very mild villainy is handled by Bob Wilke and Tom Tyler. Road Agent was slightly more successful financially than Tim Holt's first 1952 western Trail Guide, but not enough to elicit cheers at the RKO stockholder's meeting.

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agent [representative], bad-guy, cattle, cattle-drive, con/scam, cowboy, disguise, good-guy, investigation, land, landowner, land-scheme, land-war, loot, mask [disguise], outlaw [Western], profit, ranch, road, robbery, scheme, sidekick, tyrant