Minggu, 27 Februari 2011
Nevada (1944) - Edward Killy
this classic Western sees the star filling in for Tim Holt, who was fighting in WWII. Holt's sidekick Chito (Richard Martin) was assigned to Mitchum, who plays Jim "Nevada" Lacy. The pair has just won $7000 gambling, and makes a run for it, pursued by the casino's owners. Meanwhile, wealthy investor Ben Ide is on his way out West to buy $7000 worth of mining equipment, but is murdered en route by Cash Burridge (Craig Reynolds), and robbed of his money. Unfortunately for Nevada, he stumbles upon the body, and is discovered just as he is inspecting it; the fact that he is in possession of 7000 "yellowbacks" further corroborates his guilt. Now, Nevada must clear his name fast, before Burridge succeeds in his efforts to get the townspeople to lynch him! Displaying many tropes of the genre, such as a moralistic ending, back projection, and a hero impervious to bullets, this is a classic example of the early days of B-movie Westerns.