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In one of his better early Westerns, Tim Holt, as Deputy Marshal Larry Durant, is sent to Spencerville where a gang of vigilantes has been terrorizing the citizenry. Going undercover as a gunsmith, Larry quickly learns that the leader of the vigilantes, John Spencer (John Elliott), is an honest man who only seeks to establish law and order. The real brains behind the crimes, meanwhile, are revealed to be Spencer's brother-in-law, Lou Harmon (Roy Barcroft), and his chief henchman, Leighton (Charles King), who speculate in the coming of the railroad by forcing the townspeople to relinquish their land.

  1. Howard Bretherton


  2. Doris Schroeder


  3. J. Benton Cheney


  4. Berne Giler


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  1. Tim Holt

    Tim Holt

    Deputy Marshal Larry Durant

  2. Cliff Edwards

    Cliff Edwards

    Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)

  3. Nell O'Day

    Nell O'Day

    Helen Spencer

  4. John Elliott

    John Elliott

    John Spencer (as John H. Elliott)

  5. Roy Barcroft

    Roy Barcroft

    Lew Harmon

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Pirates of the Prairie
Pirates of the Prairie


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Status Released

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  • November 20, 1942


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 57m

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