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Need to know the title please about a bunch of baddies or goodies who hide in  moving wagons covered over with light cargo for a surprise attack on a town or field, saw it in a drive-in with my parents around the late fifties or in the sixties. Thank you.

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Dear Anton:

   There are three suggested movies which i will recommend to you, that have a similar theme .

  The first is Westward Ho with John Wayne and Sheila Bromley (1935)

  John Wyatt (John Wayne) vows to avenge the death of his parents at the hands of cattle rustlers. Years later, Wyatt is put in charge of a band of vigilantes, bent on rounding up a gang of outlaws. He discovers that one of the bandits is his own long-lost brother Jim Wyatt (Frank McGlynn Jr.) This revelation eventually leads John to the men responsible for the slaughter of his family.

 The second is Courageous Avenger (1935)  

   Lawman Kirk Baxter (Brown) is sent to investigate a rash of thefts of gold bullion from a mine and the disappearance or murder of passengers of stagecoaches in the area. In his investigation, Kirk discovers the passengers are kidnapped to become slave laborers for the outlaws in a hidden cave. Kirk discovers that the gang has been tipped off to the shipments by a mine employee sending carrier pigeons. Kirk suspects mine superintendent Carson (Cassidy). Kirk identifies one of the gang members and follows his horse to the secret hideout. Kirk is captured, but manages to escape, freeing all the prisoners, when the gang leaves to rob another shipment. Can Kirk and his new friends stop the outlaws in time.

 Hint: The outlaws are concealed in wagons to overcome the passengers


The last one is How The West Was Won -1962

  The movie is divided into four segments. The last segment is called the Outlaws and takes place in 1889.it is when Zeb Rawlings played by George Peppard)is a Marshall at Gold City.He must contend with an old enemy Charlie Gant (Eli Wallach) who with his gang plan to conceal themselves aboard a train and hijack it before it reaches the destination of the town. Again the idea of concealment is used in this portion of the movie.

I hope one of these three suggestions is the one that you are looking for. If you need to give me any more information , please do not hesitate to write me again.

Take care and be blessed,
Bruce R Simon

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I can answer virtually any question concerning TV westerns since 1950. I also have collected Western movies faithfully since 1984 and own several hundred (prominent ones such as High Noon or How the West was Won) as well as B movies and below (White Comanche and The Sundowners)I own rare TV series such as Yancey Derringer,the 13 episodes of Tate with David Maclean, and select episodes of Judge Roy Bean

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I have been a Western aficionado since the age of 8 (so for the last 50 years). I have been a faithful collector of Lone Ranger episodes and memorabilia since the early 1970s. I find myself drawn more to the black and white series because I find color an unnecessary plot distraction and love to study the evolution and settlement of the Old West through the leather bound Time-Life series on the West. The principal factor which attracts me to this period is the consistent triumph of virtue over vice. The forces of evil, no matter how malevolent, are never victorious in any Western. So I am appreciative of the inflexible morality set forth in most Western series

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I have belonged to 5 different churches in 35 years where I have held posts of Sunday school teacher, outreach leader, and board member. Since my retirement to Rowlesburg, West Virginia, I have held the post of Town Park Commissioner for 2 years and anticipate a position on our Town Council beginning in July.

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I was a free lance book reviewer for the Richmond Times Dispatch for 15 years, I reviewed 129 books during this period. I also reviewed 25 books for Style Weekly, an independent publication.

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I have a BA in English Literature and a minor in Linguistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. I graduated in 1976. I also had a half year of Bible College from New Life Outreach in Richmond, Virginia (1984-1985)

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While employed by the Richmond Public Library for 29 years, I have been honored for outstanding customer service and have received awards for creative programming for Young Adults on 2 occasions.

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