Stagecoach to Denver (1946) Allan Lane, Robert Blake, Martha Wentworth, Roy Barcroft Movie Review

Stagecoach to Denver (1946)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Allan Lane in Stagecoach to Denver (1946)

Another Stagecoach, Another Hero

Crooked business man Big Bill Lambert (Roy Barcroft) is up to no good, ordering his man in black, Blackie Grubb (George Chesebro) to sabotage the stagecoach which is taking the commissioner to Denver. When on a bend the stagecoach separates from the horses it goes careering off the edge of a cliff killing the Commissioner in the process although young Dickie Barnes (Robert Hyatt) miraculously survives the crash. With the Commissioner dead it means that Lambert can put his own man in to office and have the survey lines amended to benefit him by forcing harmless local Coonskin (Emmett Lynn) off his plot of land. What Lambert doesn't account for is Red Ryder (Allan Lane) and his little buddy Little Beaver (Little Beaver) uncovering the truth of what is going on and putting a stop to the corruption.

Quick review time: "Stagecoach to Denver" is a generic quickie western from the 1940s where we have are hero, here it is Allan Lane as Red Ryder, discovering that the crooked, prominent businessman Big Bill Lambert, because one name will not do, is trying to gain more control, killing to do so. Of course Red finds himself in danger and having to resort to some quick violence to get justice but as the tall handsome hero he saves the day. For those who haven't experienced any of these hour long westerns before just take a look at many of the westerns made during the 30s and early 40s and you will find many a similar movie, churned out to entertain children on a Saturday morning at the picture house.

Review done with I will now try and give you a slim reason why it is worth watching "Stagecoach to Denver". Well the best I can do is that this post war western featured child actors Robert Blake and Robert Hyatt. Plus it also features Peggy Stewart who appeared in her first movie in 1937 at the age of 14 and as I write this was still acting as recently as 2014. But those are the only reasons I can come up to watch this as other wise it is just a typical western quickie.

What this all boils down to is that if you are more than just a fan of westerns and like to watch them just because you haven't seen on then yes "Stagecoach to Denver" might entertaining but for most it is just a typical western quickie with nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.