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Prairie Express

Prairie Express(1947)

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Johnny Hudson (Johnny Mack Brown) recovers afreight wagon belonging to Faro Jenkins (Raymond Hatton) and Dave Porter (Robert Winkler), after outlaws led by Burke (Marshall Reed) attack the pair and steal it. Real estate agent Gordon Gregg (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl)is secretly behind the plot to break up the Porter-Jenkins freight line so that they will go bankrupt and he can claim Porter's ranch. Johnny gives Faro $2000 for new equipment. Johnny and Faro also capture a pair of the outlaws and they are jailed, but escape after Gregg knifes Sheriff Bill (Steve Darrell). Freightline employee Lem (Ted Adams), in league with Gregg's gang, steals the murder knife which Johnny had picked up for fingerprint evidence. Gregg gives Faro's freight line a special shipment and require an overnight camp and be prey for his henchmen. Johnny and Faro capture the outlaws by a trick. Burke is killed by Gregg when he demands his share of the loot, and Gregg then takes Peggy Porter (Virginia Belmont) as a hostage. Johnny arrives in time to overpower Gregg and the remnants of his gang. A new railroad promises to bring prosperity to the region.

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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB loaner
Aug 94
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Distributing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Great Western Productions, Inc., Monogram Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  51 or 55 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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