Timber (1942)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Timber is a typical Universal Pictures amalgam of he-man virility and endless spools of stock footage from earlier films. Newly recruited from MGM, Dan Dailey Jr. stars as Kansas, a two-fisted troubleshooter from the U.S. Forestry Service. Kansas, his pal Arizona (Andy Devine) and mill owner Quebec (Leo Carrillo) try to find out who's been plaguing Quebec's lumber camp with a series of highly suspicious accidents. It all builds up to a literally cliff-hanging climax involving a runaway timber truck. The late "B"-film historian Don Miller has noted a booking error made by Universal Pictures when the studio shipped out Timber on a double bill with Chapter One of the Universal serial The Great Alaskan Mystery -- which was comprised almost exclusively of highlight footage from Timber!



foil [thwart], war, agent [representative], bad-guy, criminal, espionage, good-guy, sabotage, undercover