Drifting Westward (1939)

Manuel and Carga are after the hidden map of a gold mine which is somewhere in the hacienda willed to Manuel's brother, Don Careta. Following the third midnight raid on his home, Don Careta... See full summary »

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Robert Hill)

Writer:

Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Emmett)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Randall ... Jack Martin
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Lopez
Edna Duran Edna Duran ... Wanda Careta
Julian Rivero ... Don Careta
Stanley Blystone ... Carga
Octavio Giraud Octavio Giraud ... Manuel
Dave O'Brien ... Henchman Trigger (as David O'Brien)
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Henchman Piute
Carmen Bailey Carmen Bailey ... Nicki
Monte Rawlins ... Henchman Red (as Dean Spencer)
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Storyline

Manuel and Carga are after the hidden map of a gold mine which is somewhere in the hacienda willed to Manuel's brother, Don Careta. Following the third midnight raid on his home, Don Careta is fearful for the safety of his daughter Wanda, and sends for Jack Martin to help him. Manuel and Carga write to a hired gunman to kill Jack, on his way to Santa Fe with his pal Lopez, but the man is killed in a gunfight with the sheriff. Finding Carga's letter on the body, and knowing Carga has never met the man, Jack decides to take the killer's place and reports to Carga as well as to Don Careta, thereby learning the whole situation. But Piute, Indian spy for Carga employed by Don Careta, overhears the discussion between Jack and Careta and informs Carga. Carga kidnaps Wanda and her father, and traps Jack in a mountain cabin. They leave all three tied up in the cabin, set a dynamite charge and depart to search the Careta house for the map. But they forgot about accounting for Rusty, the Wonder ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...With RUSTY, The Educated Horse... he plays with dynamite to help his pal! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial USA telecast Saturday 31 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII televiewers got their first look at it in Philadelphia Monday 21 November 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

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