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Western Mail (1942)

Just as Lucky Webster (Fred Kohler Jr). is being questioned about a recent train robbery, Tom Allen (Tom Keene) appears at his ranch and confirms his alibi. Lucky offers Tom a job with the ... See full summary »

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Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Tansey)

Writers:

Robert Emmett Tansey (original screenplay) (as Robert Emmett), Frances Kavanaugh (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Tom Allen
Prince Prince ... Prince, Tom's Horse
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Lopez Mendoza
Jean Trent Jean Trent ... Julia Webster
Glenn Strange ... Sheriff Big Bill Collins
LeRoy Mason ... Jeff Gordon (as Le Roy Mason)
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Lucky Webster
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Jim Rivers
Gene Alsace ... Rod
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Cheyenne
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Just as Lucky Webster (Fred Kohler Jr). is being questioned about a recent train robbery, Tom Allen (Tom Keene) appears at his ranch and confirms his alibi. Lucky offers Tom a job with the gang he is secretly working for. Lucky's sister, Julie (Jean Trent), doesn't realize he is mixed up with an outlaw gang. Tom, a U.S. Marshal working undercover with Sheriff Big Bill Collins (Glenn Strange), asks the sheriff about respected citizen and bank president Jeff Gordon (LeRoy Mason), whom he suspects of working with the mail robbers. Tom plants a dictophone in Gordon's office and hears him tell gang leader Jim Rivers (Karl Hackett) that the next shipment is $15,000 and gives Rivers information to make the hold-up. Julie, accidently, tips Lucky off to Tom's real identity and Tom is ambushed as he rides back to the gang's hideout. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TRAIN BANDITS IN REIGN OF TERROR! Tom's up against the most treacherous outlaw gang tin the untamed west! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1942 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 14 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Los Angeles, it was first seen Monday 7 February 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Friday 16 December 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

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Very familiar
18 January 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Western Mail" is a competent film, though it's also quite predictable since so many other films were very similar. Specifically, Tim McCoy made several such films in the 1930s....so it was predictable as a result.

When the story begins, a crook is being chased by the law out west. However, when they catch the guy, a stranger in town, Tom Allen (Tom Keene), vouches for the baddie...insisting they were together all the time and he couldn't have committed the crime! Yes, Tom is lying....but why? Through the course of the film you learn why...and Tom obviously has ulterior motives!

Keene was fine....the script was okay. It's not a bad B at all...except that it's so very familiar and predictable. If you are a fan of B-westerns, you'll see nothing new here.


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