Forlorn River/Billy the Kid Trapped [DVD]

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Synopsis

Forlorn River
Paramount's "Zane Grey" series continued rolling onward with 1937's Forlorn River. Larry "Buster" Crabbe, a regular in the Grey films, stars as Nevada, who in the company of his sidekick Weary Pierce (Sid Saylor) searches high and low for the outlaw gang run by Les Setter (Harvey Stephens). It's quite a chore, since Setter is heaps smarter than most of the "good guys," especially ineffectual sheriff Grundy (Chester Conklin). But Nevada has an added incentive: if he brings in the villain, he's certain to win the affections of heroine Ina Blaine (June Martel). Too loosely constructed to be totally successful, Forlorn River is held together by the consistently excellent cinematography of Harry Hallenberger. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Billy the Kid Trapped
Here's another entry in PRC's long-running "Billy the Kid" series, again starring Buster Crabbe as Billy Carson and Al St. John as his comic sidekick Fuzzy Q. Jones. In this outing, a bandit posing as Billy manages to pin several crimes on Our Hero. Cleverly eluding the law (never mind the film's title), Billy endeavors to track down his impostor and put him behind bars. The plot is resolved by a typical PRC fistfight, which as usual is more energetic than expert. Young Anne Jeffreys, a starlet on the threshold of bigger things, is definitely an improvement over the standard western ingenue. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Larry "Buster" Crabbe
    Larry "Buster" Crabbe - Nevada
  • June Martel
    June Martel - Ina Blaine
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    John Patterson - Ben Ide
  • Chester Conklin
    Chester Conklin - Sheriff Grundy
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    Lew Kelly - Sheriff Jim Warner
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