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Director (feature film)
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
A temperamental singer's murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
A remake of Columbia's 1932 "Texas Cyclone", starring Tim McCoy, in which Larry Clarke (Charles Starrett) rides into the town of Mesa, Arizona, from Texas, where he has just sold his ranch. Several people call him "Ted Crockett",who supposedly has been dead for five years, and a bartender advises him to say he is Crockett, as he can aid the law0abiding citizens that way. Both Red Grindy (Alan Bridge), leader of the town's badmen, and Sheriff Ben Adams (Jack Clifford)are fooled by Larry's resemblence to Crockett, as is Crockett's young widow, Mary (Barbara Weeks), until Larry convinces her his isn't. He finds that all of the Crockett cowhands, with the exception of Neal King (Hal Taliaferro, long past using Wally Wales as a screen or working name), are systematically rustling Mary's cattle. Larry takes charge, sends to Texas for his riders and then brings to an end the reign of terror Grindy and his men have over the territory. Creased in the head by a gunshot, Larry is freed of his amnesia and turns out to actually be Ted Crockett.
Producer (feature film)
A big-game hunter seeks revenge upon the Army officer whom he believes caused the death of his brother.
A struggling lyricist befriends a composer's widow.
Banker Watson is after Williams' ranch and has his men rob Lucky of the check Williams needs to pay off his note. When Saunders offers to lend Williams the money, Watson kills him and frames Williams. Then he sends a fake cattle inspector to quarantine Williams' cattle. But Lucky suspects Watson and he has a plan to bring him into the open and it also involves a fake inspector.
Utilizing a plot that Columbia had used twice before with Buck Jones and again with Charles Starrett, this version shifts the state of the Rangers from Texas to Arizona, where Ranger Rod Saunders (Stanley Brown) is killed by a band of outlaws and his brother Ranger Lucky Saunders (Russell Hayden)swears to avenge his death. The outlaws, led secretly by town businessman Anse Rankin (Tristram Coffin), have been terrorizing the town and the citizens. Rankin accuses the Rangers of being unable to cope with the situation and organizes a Vigilante Defense League, with himself as the head and with the intent of forcing the ranchers to pay tribute for protection against his own gang. Lucky, working with Captain Randall (Jack Rockwell), resigns in disgrace from the Rangers and pretends to go over to the side of the outlaws.
Fur thieves, who murder trappers when they refuse to give up their pelts at a low price, occupy the attention of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. The leader of the gang is Victor Renaud (Dick Curtis), also the mayor of the small Canadian town where the gang is headquartered. Lucky Kerrigan is broken from the mounted service for apparent disobedience to orders, which results in the death of a fellow Mountie. Lucky, working undercover, aids the Mounties in rounding up the gang and gains back his uniform, and also the love of Gabrielle Renaud (Adele Mara), Renaud's sister who was unaware of his criminal activities.
To win possession of the ranches he holds mortgages on, crooked banker Jim Kelton (Tristram Coffin) has his henchmen led by Spike Allen (Joe McGuinn) raid the ranches and stampede the cattle herds thereby ensuring the ranchers can't meet their notes. U. S. Marshal Wild Bill Hickok (Bill Elliott) arrives and is immediately distrusted by Tex Terrell (Tex Ritter) because of Hickok's policy of enforcing the letter of the law. But when Hickok rescues rancher Henry Wade (Hal Price) and his daughter Lucy (Virginia Carroll) from the Kelton gang, Tex joins with Hickok to use the law against Kelton.
Morgan and his gang are smuggling furs across the border. Both the Mounties on the Canadian side and Tex Martin on the American side are after them. When Morgan sets up Tex to be found with furs, Mountie Bill arrests him. But he lets him go hoping he will lead him to the gang and eventually the two join forces.
The last entry in Columbia's series co-starring Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter (who departed for the corrals at Republic and Universal), and a remake of 1931's "The Avenger" with Buck Jones: Joaquin Murietta (Bill Elliott)is robbed of his property by Jeff Gorman (Dick Curtis) and town banker Gil Kirby (Robert Fiske) and seeks revenge by disguising himself as a masked bandit, known as The Grey Shadow,and begins to raid gold shipments intended for Gorman and Kirby. Anita Morrell (Adele Mara) arrives in town and is shocked to learn that her father has been murdered. California Ranger Tex Lake (Tex Ritter) investigates and finds clues, planted by Gorman and Kirby,implicating Murietta. Kirby, the real killer, demands $2,000 from Anita in return for the deed to her father's gold mine.Murietta comes to her, denies any involvement in the killing, and gives her the needed money. Lake is on Murietta's trail, but the two are soon united in a fight against the outlaws.
Russell Hayden, Dub Taylor, Lucille Lambert, John Merton, & Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. Way out west, a gang of desperados exploit the local settlers until Russell Hayden straps on his six-shooters and restores law and order to the once-peaceful prairie.
Its pre-civil war days and Bull McQuade is trying to keep Kansas from becomming a free state. He controls the town of Tiburon, a haven for wanted outlaws. One of the wanted men is Bill Hickok and Marshal Tex Martin comes to get him. Later when Hickok saves Tex's life, the two join up and return to Tiburon to try and bring in McQuade and his gang.
Kirby is taking over Deadwood and his next victim is Wilson. But Wild Bill arrives just in time to foil Kirby's plan. Kirby makes Bill the town Marshal and Bill arrests Wilson when he shoots one of Kirby's men. It looks like Bill is on Kirby's side until he shuts down Kirby's saloon. This calls for a showdown and Bill and Cannonball go off to face Kirby and his gang,
When Tex confronts Hawk Hammond about the murder of his father, the Sheriff is shot. Hammond claims Tex did it and arriving, Bill Hickok takes the job of bringing Tex in. Avoiding Hammond's lynch mob, Bill and Tex take the stage to the County seat. At the relay station Tex finally realizes their mysteriouous stage passenger was in the room when the Sheriff was killed. Finding him gone they head out after him.
Just released from prison after a six year stint, a trigger-happy convict goes in search of Wild Bill Hickok, the man who put him behind bars.
As Wild Bill Hickok and sidekick Cannonball stalk a murderer, they encounter the killer's fiancee.
(Wes '41,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dub Taylor, Kenneth MacDonald, Richard Fiske, Don Curtis, Lloyd Bridges. President Grant enlists the son of Davy Crockett to help secure Texas' vote for inclusion in the Union in this Civil War era western starring Bill Elliott in the title role.
Wild Bill Hickok is sent to Abilene to take on Morgan King and his gang. When he breaks into King's bank to get proof of King's thievery, Sheriff Tex puts him in jail. His friend Cannonball, having lost Bill's letter of authority, now has to get him out.
Leach Kilgrain (Ray Bennett) has a plan to gain control of all the ranches in Pecos. His unscrupulous Mayor Ewell (Walter Soderling) boosts taxes higher than the ranchers can pay, and Kilgrain plans to buy the land cheaply at foreclosure sales. Ellen Brandon (Betty Miles) rebels and shoots the tax collector Fuller (Lee Powell) when he visits her father, Jeb Brandon (Carl Stockdale.) While running from Kilgrain's henchie posse, she encounters Wild Bill Boone (Bill Elliott as Bill Elliott), grandson of the famous Daniel Boone, and forces him to change horses with her. Bill rides into Pecos and Kilgrain, knowing his reputation as a gunfighter, offers Bill the job of tax collector, and Bill accepts with the intention of getting evidence against kilgrain and the Mayor. He wires his friend Cannonball (Dub Taylor) to bring a large amount of money to Pecos. Bill marks the money and gives it to the Mayor, saying it represents taxes he has collected. Meanwhile, Cannonball has his own problems as he is pursued by twins Melinda and Matilda (played by twin sisters Verda and Verna Rodik) and he thinks they are the same girl. Bill, gets the evidence he needs when Kilgrain and Ewell use the marked money to further their plans.
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's hideout and are taken prisoner. Bill rescues them, but Kilgore and his henchman surround the hideout.
When his brother Dave is put in jail, Bill Hickok returns to help him. Dave has been charged with attempted murder when the other man drew first. Judge Barlow put him there and Bill gets the Judge to confess. Bill learns that Rance McKee is behind all the trouble and he forces the Judge into the decisions he wants. So Bill heads out by himself to face McKee in the showdown.
Wild Bill Elliott, Evelyn Young, Dub Taylor, Kenneth Harlan, Ray Teal. Western legend Wild Bill Hickok leads a group of settlers from Kansas to the wilds of Colorado where the Indians are none too friendly.
Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their schemes before and this time he breaks into Adams' office and resets the front page saying Adams confesses to be a fugitive criminal. When the citizens gather the next day the end is near for Adams and Crowley.
(Wes '39,BW). Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Dub Taylor, James Craig. Cattle rustlers make mincemeat of the local sheriffs until Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott) arrives on the scene. Wild Bill gives away a lot of knuckle sandwiches and makes the west a tamer place to live.
Editing (feature film)
A Lady (Olivia De Havilland) gets trapped inside a home elevator after the electricity goes out. During a hot summer day, while she presses a button inside the elevator to summon help from the alley, she unknowingly attracts looters who in turn try hurting her and steal all her personal belongings.
A modern-day cowboy defies the law in order to live a free man.
A young woman can't get anyone to believe she's being stalked.
Chip is killed accidentally while trying to rape a blonde girl, who runs. Silver becomes the number one suspect even though she has an alibi, but due to previous brushes with the law she's sent to Girls Town, a home for young women in trouble with the law which is run by nuns. Silver is rebellious and causes trouble at the school, and her friend Sarafina totters near the brink of self-destruction because of an infatuation with a young singer. Meanwhile Chip's father hires a detective to find out the truth, and Chip's friend Fred gets Silver's sister in trouble at a drag race. Silver has a lot of problems all right.
A rich girl and her poor boyfriend flee to Mexico to escape family disapproval.
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1920s Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...
An Indian war threatens when prospectors discover gold on a reservation.
An alumni reunion spells romance for former college lovers.
A mousy woman discovers she has two other personalities.
Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets of 50s suburbia. The question is whether or not a city-sponsored racetrack will restore order to the streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal.
The outlaw Stragg has the town so intimidated that no one will speak against him no matter what he does. Sheriff Young heads for a nearby town, where there is a witness willing to testify. Meanwhile, Stragg hires a gunman to take care of the sheriff and the witness.
A big-game hunter seeks revenge upon the Army officer whom he believes caused the death of his brother.
Hunters drive animals out of a sanctuary so they can shoot them.
A deported gangster sneaks into Canada to kidnap a scientist for the Reds.
The king of the jungle fights off ivory poachers.
Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson's new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn't look like a "romantic leading man." On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra wrong...by romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive? The answer brings on a game of cat and mouse; but who's the cat and who's the mouse?
When Cougar and his gang cross the border for a raid, they kill Jim's brother Bob. Jim takes leave from the Rangers and crosses back into Mexico posing as a wanted outlaw. He joins up with Cougar hoping to lure him and his gang back across the border where they can be arrested.
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