West of the Santa Fe (1938)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Charles Starrett heads the cast; Sam Nelson directs; and the supporting players inlude Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Ed Cobb, Edward LeSaint and Bob Nolan. This could stand as the description for all of Starrett's 1938 westerns, not merely West of Santa Fe. In this one, US marshal Lawlor (Starrett) takes on a gang of cattle rustlers headed by Taylor (Dick Curtis). His reasons are partly personal: Conway (Edward LeSaint), the cattle-baron father of Lawlor's sweetheart Madge (Meredith), has been murdered by Taylor's minions. Yes, the film ends with yet another outsized fistic battle between Charles Starrett and Dick Curtis, who by now must have had all the moves memorized.



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