1 February 2019 | boblipton
'Guns of Greed' Is More Like It
Tim Holt and Richard Martin help Jason Robards Sr. when the wheel comes off his wagon. He offers them jobs, but they're cowpokes, so he gives them a gold nugget as a keepsake. Assayer Steve Brodie recognizes it as coming from the famous Lost Dutchman Mine. Soon Robards is dead, Holt and Martin are accused of murder and the story is underway in this typically sturdy entry in Holt's long-running series for RKO.
Although it has the sort of random title that far too many B Westerns used, director Lesley Selander does his usual more than competent job, and cameraman George A. Diskant shoots the familiar Alabama Hills very nicely, with some handsome deep focus keeping the peaks beautiful in the background. The story is nothing remarkable, but competent, and the professionalism of cast and crew keep it interesting through the end.