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Go West(1940)

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Brothers Joe and "Rusty" Panello are westward bound, where the "streets are paved with gold," when they flim flam S. Quentin Quale out of enough money to pay for their train fare. Meanwhile, westerner Terry Turner convinces the New York and Western Railroad to buy Dead Man's Curve, the parcel of land owned by Dan Wilson, so that the feud between the Wilson and Turner families will end and Terry will be able to marry Dan's granddaughter Eve. Out West, Joe and Rusty meet Wilson, who gives them the deed to Dead Man's Curve as security for a ten dollar loan. Later, Joe uses the deed to write an I. O. U. for a ten cent beer in the saloon owned by "Red" Baxter, a crooked promoter who is trying to sell the railroad his own land. Afterward, Joe and Rusty learn the value of the deed when Baxter's partner, John Beecher, arrives in town posing as a railroad representative interested in buying the land. S. Quentin Quale, after a long hitchhike, finally arrives West himself, and forces up the bid by counter-bidding on Beecher's offer. The trio of tenderfeet then steal the deed from the saloon, but Beecher and Baxter steal it back. Determined to win the land back for Terry and Eve, the trio hold up Baxter and jump the train headed for New York. Realizing that their only chance to sell the railroad their own land is to beat the trio to New York, Baxter and Beecher engage in a furious fight with the boys aboard the Eastbound train, and then hijack a carriage and race the train East. Things look bad when the train runs out of fuel, but the boys dismantle the railroad cars to feed the engine and drive Baxter and Beecher off the tracks and out of the bidding.