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Lone Hand (Universal-International) suggests a number of disquieting thoughts to horse-opera fans: Is Joel McCrea, a rugged hero .who has been on the side of right in countless westerns, the varmint he seems to be in this particular oater? Is Joel in cahoots with a bunch of badmen who are holding up stagecoaches, robbing express offices and murdering sheriffs? And will Joel, as a result, lose the affections of his worshiping young son (Jimmy Hunt) and adoring wife (Barbara Hale)?

Such questions are not to be answered lightly, and Lone Hand answers them slowly and laboriously. But Joel is no bad man,...

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