17 September 2018 | ksf-2
typical western with Holt and Whitley
Ray Whitley is the singing cowboy Smokey.. he and friends Don and Whopper are on their way back home to see Don's brother. The plot sounds SOOOO familiar to an earlier film, but i can't remember the title. Tim Holt and Lee White co-star in this 1941 western. At only 57 minutes, it's an RKO shortie. When the guys get into town, they find that the brother is missing, and someone (LeRoy Mason) is impersonating him. Now they have to figure out what's going on in town, where's the missing brother, and why everybody treats them like criminals. It's not bad. VERY typical western... with some humor thrown in here and there. Story by Tom Gibson, who had written TONS of shorts in the silent film days, and continued to write the talkin' pitchas into the 1940s. Directed by prolific David Howard, who died young at 45. wikipedia doesn't seem to know why he died so young. Tim Holt also died of cancer on the young side at 54. It's pretty good.