The Walking Hills (1949)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Mar 5, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Walking Hills stars Randolph Scott as a Westerner named Jim Carey. He is one of several people searching for a lost gold mine. Carey's cohorts in this treasure hunt include at least one convicted murderer and several potential killers, so it's a source of wonder who'll survive till fade-out time (veteran moviegoers will probably consider it a safe bet that grizzled old Edgar Buchanan won't be one of the survivors). Lust and greed collide head-on when gorgeous Chris Jackson (Ella Raines) enters the picture. Like most Randolph Scott oaters, The Walking Hills is longer on tension than fast action; director John Sturges would later employ the same cat-and-mouse formula in Bad Day at Black Rock (1954).



desert, bad-guy, cowboy, death, gold, gold-mine, good-guy, group, killing, lure [tempt], sand, sandstorm, search, tension, treasure, wagon, wagon-train, wind [air]