When Rod, Ramrod, and Half-A-Rod ride into Steep Gulch, they immediately become Sheriffs. The previous Sheriffs have been killed by Mace and his gang who don't wait long before they make an attempt on the new trio.
Just after Pocatello's brother is killed, a wounded Pocatello arrives being chased by the Sheriff. Larkin switches the identity of the two brothers and then expects Pocatello to assume his brother's role in the outlaw gang.
Shirley Martin finds that Weylan has diverted the water from the valley and her cattle are dying. First she and her foreman Bob Lawson go to court. This fails when Weylan's men keep the ... See full summary »
Ken and Happy, looking for their friend Cherokee, run into an outlaw gang led by Ritter who have been terrorizing the ranchers. Ken figures that one of the prominent citizens is the real ... See full summary »
When the Nevada Kid gets caught in a stage robbery, the gang leader Cherokee gets him released by forging a petition to the Governor. The Kid tries to go straight but the stage he is ... See full summary »
Lawyer Bowdre has started a war between the ranchers and the homesteaders planning to take over the homesteaders land when they are wiped out. Rancher Dan Stockton, having just married ... See full summary »
The Rangers are after Travis. When Tom catches three of his gang members, he gets Jimmy to go straight and lead him to Travis where he hopes to join the gang. But Tom is in trouble when Pat... See full summary »
When his young son is shot, John Wellington kills the culprit and flees. But his son Johnny recovers and is raised by Sir George. Some twenty years later Johnny sets out to find Sir ... See full summary »
Robert N. Bradbury
Johnny Mack Brown,
When Johnny and Mendez argue, the lights go out, and in the ensuing gunfight Johnny thinks he killed his friend Dick. Now refusing to wear a gun he crosses the border. But it is not long before he runs into Mendez and more trouble.
Johnny Mack Brown,
Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »
Texas Ranger Ken Neville receives a letter from his father, rancher Clem Neville stating that a neighboring rancher, Silas Warner is stealing his cattle and also accusing Neville of being a rustler. Ken leaves to help his father, while a fellow Ranger, a stutterer named Ned "Repeater" Simpson follows him. Meanwhile, the elder Neville now suspects that local saloon owner Rance Collins is really the man behind the rustlings and, after telling Warner's daughter Mary that he is going out to see her father, takes a telegram confirming his suspicions about Collins and his past to Warner. Collins learns from Mary, who doesn't know the details, about Neville's planned visit, and he and henchman Rawhide follow him. Collins, listening through an open window, learns that the two ranchers know he is behind their feud and troubles, shoots them both and arranges the bodies to look as if they had killed each other in a quarrel. Ken, concealing his identity from Mary, learns from her that she had ...Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecasts occurred in Los Angeles Tuesday 20 January 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Chicago Saturday 22 May 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in Cincinnati Saturday 20 November 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Syracuse Sunday 27 February 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Philadelphia Thursday 15 September 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), and in Cincinnati Friday 16 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7); in New York City telecasts were postponed in order to protect theatrical bookings of the 1948 re-release by Albert Dezel, which were still in progress. See more »
In Alias: The Bad Man a really nasty villain played by Frank Mayo gets a range feud going between Ken Maynard's father and Virginia Brown Faire's daughter adjoining ranchowners. Each is having cattle rustled and each thinks the other might be responsible. But when Mayo shoots them both and makes it look like they shot it out with each other, that calls for intervention.
Which is what Maynard had planned in any event. Maynard is a Texas Ranger and he gets a summons from his father, but arrives too late to prevent his father's demise. So not being known in the area, Maynard pretends to be a wanted desperado to find out who's behind it all.
With Mayo's intentions on the girl as well as stealing cattle and Maynard getting interested as well, Mayo performs his villainy in the best Snidely Whiplash tradition.
Long time character actor Irving Bacon plays the sidekick role and Roscoe Ates must not have been available because he's supposed to be a stutterer. Irving is called 'Repeater' by his fellow Ranges including Maynard.
Nothing new here, but enjoyable enough for B western fans.
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