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West of the Pecos (1945)

Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Killy

Writers:

Norman Houston (screenplay), Zane Grey (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Pecos Smith
Barbara Hale ... Rill Lambeth
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Thurston Hall ... Colonel Lambeth
Rita Corday ... Suzanne
Russell Hopton ... Jeff Slinger
Bill Williams ... Stage Guard Tex
Bruce Edwards ... Clyde Corbin
Harry Woods ... Brad Sawtelle
Perc Launders Perc Launders ... Sam Sawtelle
Bryant Washburn ... Doc Howard
Philip Morris Philip Morris ... U.S. Marshal
Martin Garralaga ... Don Manuel
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Storyline

Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Taglines:

ZANE GREY'S SUPER STORY...WEST OF THE PECOS (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

20 September 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Five gangsters hold up and rob a stagecoach, shooting the guard Tex, (Bill Williams) who falls from the coach which travels on a distance before it's stopped. The gangsters take the strong box and send the coach on. They open the box and start taking the contents out then there's a shot of Tex looking at the gangsters. See more »

Connections

Remake of West of the Pecos (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Cielito Lindo (Aye, Yi, Yi, Yi)
(uncredited)
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Sung by Chito at the camp before getting to the ranch
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I enjoy this western every time I see it.
27 May 2001 | by segstefSee all my reviews

This movie follows basically the same theme as "Stagecoach Kid". where a lady dresses as a boy and tries to pass as a boy briefly. Also, this movie has Richard Martin playing the character of Chito Rafferty. Unlike "Stagecoach Kid",Pecos doesn't realize that the "boy" is really a lady for a while, whereas the character played by Tim Holt in "Stagecoach Kid" plays along with the act. This movie has no surprises, the good guys win and the hero gets the girl at the end,but the characters are likeable,the story flows well.


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