30 July 2013 | bkoganbing
Waller bailed out again by Lane
Leadville Gunslinger finds Allan Lane once more a US Marshal investigating a gang of outlaws operating from a town called Leadville. They're paying particular attention to rancher Eddy Waller and his neighbor Richard Crane who is planning to marry Waller's niece Elaine Riley. Both have something on their property that they want badly and aren't squeamish at all in what they have to do to get it.
Grant Withers, Roy Barcroft playing a dual role, and I. Stanford Jolley all are screen villains of impeccable credentials. Withers who usually is a thuggish villain plays a banker here. But bankers and villainy go hand in hand in B westerns.
Eddy Waller appeared in this series of westerns for Republic that Lane starred in, but not ever as a traditional sidekick. He was either the guy in trouble or eager to lend a helping to Lane in the pursuit of justice. I haven't found one yet where they rode the trail together.
Leadville Gunslinger should satisfy Rocky Lane's legion of front row kid fans.