Driftin' River


59m 1946

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m

Synopsis

After Eddie Dean and his sidekick Soapy deliver a shipment of horses to an Army post, Major Hammond asks them to proceed to the Morgan Ranch and inspect the 300 head of horses that are for sale there. He explains that the horses are needed so that the Army can better protect railroad workers who are being attacked by outlaws. The ranch is run by Jenny Morgan, who uses only her initials, J. C., so that people will not know she is a woman. Saloon owner Merino is behind the railroad attacks because he fears that the railroad would put his freight and passenger stagecoaches out of business. Eddie's arrival spurs Merino and his henchman, Tucson Brown, who is one of J. C.'s ranch hands, to steal J. C.'s horses. When J. C. asks the Army to investigate the loss of her horses, Eddie and Soapy stay to help. While the Army detachment is camped outside town, however, Merino's men kill all the soldiers and steal the money which was to have paid for the horses. Furious, J. C. gets Tennessee, her foreman, elected to the office of sheriff. Merino, meanwhile, hears that the infamous outlaw Whistling Sam is headed for town, and later, mistakes Eddie for the outlaw. Although Tucson recognizes Eddie from the raid, he assumes that he was posing as an Army inspector, so he offers to cut Eddie in on his scheme, and Eddie accepts in order to work undercover. After Tucson tells J. C. that Eddie is Whistling Sam, she orders Tennessee to arrest him and Soapy. Eddie then explains his plans, and J. C. decides that he can be released from jail providing that he stays at the ranch where she can keep an eye on him. At the ranch, Eddie searches Tucson's room. Later, Tennessee sees Tucson meet Marino in the saloon and learns that the real Whistling Sam is in town. Clem, one of Merino's confederates, spots the eavesdropping Tennessee, and Whistling Sam shoots him to prevent him from warning Eddie. When Eddie sees that Tennessee's horse has a bloody saddle, he follows it and discovers the mortally wounded Tennessee. Before he dies, Tennessee tells Eddie about Whistling Sam's arrival. Sometime later, Whistling Sam is about to kill Eddie when he is shot by Tucson. Tucson, who has decided to go straight, then shows Eddie where J. C.'s horses are hidden. After a shootout, the gang is arrested. J. C. sells the horses to the Army and saves her ranch.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
PRC Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m

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