In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail’s supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang…and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths…
Get out the soda pop and the bubble gum for this Saturday Afternoon Bob Steele western. Bob Steele goes after the gang that killed his father.
Tim McCoy plays Gentleman Jim Madigan, a professional gambler that comes to the aid of a Mexican family. Tim McCoy was interesting in real life. He was a famous Hollywood star, but he also was really fast at quick draw and was an expert on Old West and Indian folklore.
The Outlaw is a 1943 Western movie, directed by Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks (uncredited), which turned Jane Russell into one of Hollywood’s movie legends. The film also starred Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, and Walter Huston.
McLintock! is a 1963 comedy Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The film is famous (or infamous) for its two spanking scenes, in which mother and daughter are each paddled with coal shovels: the daughter by her suitor, the mother by her estranged husband.
Blue Steel is a 1934 Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000.