Pirates of the Prairie (1942)

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This film opens with two small Arizona towns, Spencerville and East Spencerville, separated by a dry gulch and a feud, and governed by a Vigilante Committee. Lew Harmon, committee member ... See full summary »


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  • Cliff Edwards and Tim Holt in Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
  • Cliff Edwards and Tim Holt in Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
  • Cliff Edwards, Tim Holt, and Nell O'Day in Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
  • Roy Barcroft, John Elliott, and Tim Holt in Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
  • Tim Holt in Pirates of the Prairie (1942)

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30 October 2006 | bkoganbing
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| Besting The Vigilantes
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Holt is sent to a part of Texas where a committee of vigilantes rule the roost. They've had a kind of unofficial sanction to operate in the area as there is no regularly constituted law. But there've been complaints of late so Tim is asked to investigate and put them out of business if necessary.

It sure is necessary all right. Western villain Roy Barcroft has taken over the vigilantes to use in a scheme to get land for a railroad depot and right-of-way.

For a bunch of films that Holt made at this time for RKO where he was their B western cowboy star, he had for a sidekick Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards. Note that in several films in this time period before Holt went to war, Edwards was used. He was a big singing star in the twenties whose career was on the skids until Walt Disney used him as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio. Edwards was the voice behind When You Wish Upon A Star, the Academy Award winning song of 1940. He then settled back into doing B films and lower for the rest of his film career. After Holt got out of the service he used Richard Martin as Chito Rafferty, his most famous sidekick.

Tim Holt always had straight forward B westerns with no subtle shadings of gray in the characters. This one is no different.

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