Wild Horse Ambush was the last of four Republic westerns starring juvenile actors Michael Chapin and Eilene Janssen. Once again, Chapin plays Red, the grandson of venerable sheriff Tom White (James Bell), while Judy (Eilene Janssen) is Red's friend and confidante. And once again, the two kids join forces in bringing an adult criminal to justice. This time, the miscreant is a counterfeiter (Roy Barcroft), who is employing a fiendish complex and clever method to smuggle "funny money" across the Mexican border. The intention of this western series was to offer the kiddie fans a pair of protagonists with which they could identify; the experiment didn't work, and Republic went back to grown-up cowboy stars.
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