Gun Smugglers

Gun Smugglers is a 1948 American Western directed by Frank McDonald. The film is a Tim Holt B Western wherein Holt serves as a scout for the army in search of some smuggled gattling guns.

Gun Smugglers
Directed byFrank McDonald
Produced byHerman Schlom
Written byNorman Houston
Starringsee list below
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Edited byLes Millbrook
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • December 28, 1948 (1948-12-28)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tim Holt plays himself rather than a character.[1]


A ranger tracks down agents who steal weapons from the army and sell them to a foreign power.



The film was originally called Gun Runners. Holt was meant to make Stagecoach Kid first but that was pushed back so he could make this.[2]


  1. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p228
  2. MOVIELAND BRIEFS Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 July 1948: 17.

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