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Red Desert (1949)

A Government agent is sent to track an outlaw who has stolen gold boulion. The chase leads into a desolate desert region where the agent is forced to utilize his survival skills.


Ford Beebe


Ron Ormond (screenplay), Daniel B. Ullman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Pecos Jones (as Don Barry)
Tom Neal ... John Williams
Jack Holt ... Deacon Smith
Margia Dean ... Hazel Carter
Joseph Crehan ... President Ulysses S. Grant
Byron Foulger ... Sparky Jackson
John Cason ... Bob Horn - Henchman
Tom London ... Colonel
Mike Ragan ... Barton - Henchman (as Holly Bane)
Hank Bell ... Hank - Stage Driver
George Slocum George Slocum ... Bartender


The Pecos Kid (Don Barry) is ambushed on the Red Desert and left to die by the man he was hunting. As he muses about his fate, he recalls President U.S.Grant (Joseph Crehan) and Colonel McMasters (Tom London) assigning him the task of capturing a notorious man of many disguises and aliases, Lefty Jordon, killer and robber of government gold bullion. Pecos leaves Washington, D.C and while coming West on a stagecoach he meets casino owner John Williams (Tom Neal), jeweler Sparky Jackson (Byron Foulger) and saloon entertainer Hazel Carter (Margia Dean.) Williams and his partner Deacon Smith (Jack Holt) hire Pecos as a card dealer. Pecos discovers that Williams is shipping bullion processed into jewelry and, when he starts after Williams, is forced to kill Smith. Williams escapes into the desert but is killed by Pecos after a long chase. He then realizes that Williams is not the wanted Lefty Jordan. Recovering from his wound, he heads to town to deal with Jordan as he now knows who Jordan... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

17 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hände hoch, Old Boy See more »

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Government agent tracks thief through desert
14 October 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Barry plays the G-man sent to track the man who stole gold bullion. Trail leads Barry through desolate desert where survival is more than half the fight. Routine oater, notable only for the eerie organ music thru-out.

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