Under the Tonto Rim (1947 film)

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Under the Tonto Rim
Under the Tonto Rim 1947 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lew Landers
Produced by Herman Schlom
Screenplay by Norman Houston
Based on Under the Tonto Rim
by Zane Grey
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Edited by Lyle Boyer
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • August 1, 1947 (1947-08-01) (USA)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Under the Tonto Rim is a 1947 American Western film directed by Lew Landers and starring Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, and Richard Martin.[1] Written by Norman Houston and based on the novel Under the Tonto Rim by Zane Grey, the film is about a gang of outlaws who rob a stagecoach and kill one of the drivers. The stagecoach owner goes undercover to learn the identities and location of the gang leaders. The novel had been adapted to film twice before, in 1928 and 1933, under the same title.[2]


A cowboy goes undercover to get the gang who killed his driver.



In the film, Tim Holt's character smokes a cigarette and has a drink, which was unusual for cowboy stars at the time.[4]


  1. ^ "Under the Tonto Rim". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jewell, Richard, and Vernon Harbin (1982). The RKO Story. New Rochelle: Arlington House, p. 221.
  3. ^ SINCLAIR LEWIS SET TO DO SCREEN PLAY: Author Will Write 'Adam and Eve,' Comedy Drama, as a Film for Leo McCarey By THOMAS F. BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 08 Jan 1947: 28.
  4. ^ "Westerns of Tim Holt" accessed 4 June 2013

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