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Under the Tonto Rim (1947)

Passed | | Western | 1 August 1947 (USA)
When the Tonto Rim gang attack Brad's stagecoach, they take the strongbox and kill one of his workers. Learning the gang member Patton is in jail, Brad gets himself thrown in also. Chito ... See full summary »


Lew Landers


Norman Houston (screen play by), Zane Grey (based on the novel by)


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Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt ... Brad Canfield
Nan Leslie ... Lucy Dennison
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Tom Keene ... John Dennison (as Richard Powers)
Carol Forman ... Juanita
Tony Barrett ... Roy Patton
Harry Harvey ... Sheriff Curtis
Jason Robards Sr. ... Captain McLeod (as Jason Robards)
Robert Clarke ... Hooker
Jay Norris Jay Norris ... Stage Driver Andy
Lex Barker ... Deputy Joe
Steve Savage Steve Savage ... Curly


When the Tonto Rim gang attack Brad's stagecoach, they take the strongbox and kill one of his workers. Learning the gang member Patton is in jail, Brad gets himself thrown in also. Chito helps break him out and he takes Patton with him. Patton leads him to the Tonto Rim hideout, but needing to get to the Sheriff, Brad finds himself a prisoner. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

1 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montanhas Perigosas See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Undercover Ranger And Outlaw
7 September 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although three films with the title Under The Tonto Rim have been made, I'm not sure one or any of them bears resemblance to the Zane Grey novel with the same title. That being said, this film is a good Tim Holt B western and that's usually good enough for me.

Under The Tonto Rim finds Tim and Richard Martin as owners of a stagecoach line who get held up after they pick up Nan Leslie, hitchhiking across the desert. A good friend in young Jay Norris is killed and Holt and Martin are out for revenge, taking it upon themselves to bring in the notorious Tonto Rim gang responsible for this and other crimes too numerous to mention.

The plan they hatch for Tim to get into jail where one of the gang has been tried and convicted and is awaiting a hanging. Tim busts him out in the hopes he'll lead them to the gang and the mysterious leader.

Richard Martin as Chito Rafferty once again steals the picture. Martin has to pretend he's an Arizona Ranger in order to arrest Holt to get him in the jail. Of course it works so well that Martin is arrested for impersonating an Arizona Ranger and has some considerable stress about his own freedom and life itself.

Carol Forman as mistress to outlaw leader Tom Keene has a part of few words and much menace. You'll have to see Under The Tonto Rim to know what I'm talking about.

In fact I'd recommend seeing Under The Tonto Rim on general principles.

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