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Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1942 (USA)
Judge Ezra Barnes, crooked-lawyer Clint Ranier and saloon-owner Flash Hollister control the town of Hangtown Mesa. The completion of the Rocky Mountain Telegraph Company will loosen and ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writer:

Oliver Drake (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Steve Collins
Fuzzy Knight ... Dr. J. Wellington Dingle
William Farnum ... Judge Ezra Binns
Rex Lease ... Bert Lawler
Helen Deverell Helen Deverell ... Betty Wilkins
Hugh Prosser Hugh Prosser ... Utah Kid
Robert Barron ... Flash Hollister
Michael Vallon ... Lawyer Clint Rayner
Henry Hall ... John Wilkins
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Henchman Clem
Pals of the Golden West ... Musicians, Telegraph Workers
Nora Lou Martin ... Work Camp Singer
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Storyline

Judge Ezra Barnes, crooked-lawyer Clint Ranier and saloon-owner Flash Hollister control the town of Hangtown Mesa. The completion of the Rocky Mountain Telegraph Company will loosen and break their hold and they send for the Utah Kid to work for them against the telegraph company. On the way, the wanted Utah Kid encounters Steve Collins, an engineer heading for the company camp, and forces him to change clothes with him. Steve arrives in Hangtown and is mistaken for the Kid and jailed. The Judge also believes he is the man he sent for and has him released, and sent to the camp to work under Bert Lawler, company foreman who is actually working for the Judge and his gang. Playing along with them, Steve finds that the Kid has already been there, robbed the company safe and killed John Wilkins, uncle of Betty. Steve takes over the work and much to the surprise of Lawler, who still thinks he is the Utah Kid, manages to keep the work on the line progressing, aided by the traveling ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He's Trigger-quick...Romance Shy! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1942 (USA) See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Trail Dream
(uncredited)
Written by Milton Rosen, Oliver Drake and Jimmy Wakely
Performed by Nora Lou Martin and The Pals of the Golden West
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