Hands Across the Rockies

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"Action roars across the screen...in "Wild Bill's" biggest thriller!"
  • Approved
  • 1941
  • 56 min
  • 6.0  (110)

Hands Across the Rockies is a 1941 American Western film, directed by Lambert Hillyer and produced by Columbia Pictures. The movie stars Bill Elliott, Mary Daily, and Dub Taylor in lead roles. The film is set in the Rockies during the 19th century when pioneers were traveling to California in search of gold mines. The film has all the classic Western elements of gunfight, outlaws, and brave heroes.

The story is about a man named Steve Jordan (Bill Elliott) who is a cowboy working for the J-Bar-J ranch. The J-Bar-J ranch is owned by a wealthy lady named Joan Warren (Mary Daily). Steve and Joan have feelings for each other but haven't confessed their love yet. A group of outlaws arrives in town one day and robs a stagecoach. The outlaws kill the driver and take off with the money. This is the point where the real story begins as the audience starts to see the love and courage in the lead characters.

Steve and his friends decide to catch the outlaws and bring them to justice. They gather a team of brave men and start following the outlaws' trail. After finding the outlaws' camp, they get into a huge gunfight with them. In the end, the outlaws are killed, but not before they manage to steal Joan's money. Joan is heartbroken over the loss of her money and is left with no hope to save her ranch. Steve decides to help his love interest with all his might and take on the responsibility of saving Joan's ranch by himself.

The next scene in the movie shows Steve walking a long distance to the nearest city to get help for the J-Bar-J ranch. Along the way, Steve meets an old man (played by Dub Taylor) who is traveling with his donkey. With the old man's help, Steve manages to get to the city and brings back help to the ranch. However, this doesn't go well as the ranch is attacked by a group of outlaws again. Steve and his friends fight back and successfully fend off the attacks.

During the final act of the movie, the outlaws come back for the last time to steal Joan and Steve's love interest by kidnapping her. Steve and his group plan a dangerous but heroic rescue mission to save her. They manage to retrieve Joan and bring her back to her ranch in safety. In the end, Steve confesses his love to Joan, and she accepts his proposal, and they kiss.

The film's highlight is its incredible acting, direction, and storytelling. Bill Elliott's performance stands out as his portrayal of Steve Jordan, the cowboy, is realistic, and he manages to make the audience root for him. Mary Daily's acting, alongside Bill's, is admirable as she stands out and delivers a powerful performance. Dub Taylor, who played the old man, adds humor to the film and makes it entertaining.

Overall, Hands Across the Rockies is a thrilling and entertaining Western film that is a must-see for anyone who loves classic Western movies. The movie's perfect blend of action, romance, and heroism will leave the audience feeling exhilarated and amazed. The film's direction by Lambert Hillyer, the acting by the lead cast members, and the storytelling come together to create a cinematic masterpiece that continues to entertain audiences, even after several decades since it was first released.

Hands Across the Rockies is a 1941 western with a runtime of 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (110)