West of Tombstone (1942)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this western, a community revives the legend of Billy the Kid after robbers attack a stage coach. The deputy marshal believes the Kid is dead and even goes to the cemetery to exhume his body. Unfortunately, the grave is empty and as the marshal ponders the mystery, a masked rider shoots at him. The eagle-eyed lawman recognizes the man's horse and realizes that he is a prominent businessman in town. The businessman admits his deed and says he only did it to keep the marshal away from the grave so he wouldn't discover the fellow's true identity. He also claims that he is innocent of the other crimes. Later, the lawman arrests the businessman's son for participating in the robbery. He doesn't know the boy is the other's son. The businessman believes his son is innocent and so rides out to find the real culprits. Unfortunately, he ends up ambushed by them. As bullets whiz around the hapless entrepreneur, the lawman frees his son and together they ride to rescue him. Justice soon follows.



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