TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)
|Also Known As:||Died:||January 29, 1978|
|Born:||April 10, 1891||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Saginaw, Michigan, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Director (feature film)
Cast (feature film)
A professional gunfighter is mistaken for a judge in a small town plagued by bandits.
A bitter Confederate veteran joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
In the 8th (and last) entry in the Scott R. Dunlap-produced "Rough Riders" series for Monogram, the town of Gold Creek is in turmoil due to the hi-jacking of gold. Newspaper editor Rufus Tood (Milburn Morante) is going to publish the fact that a dying miner accused Rand (Harry Woods) and Ludlow (Roy Barcroft) of being his attackers. John Corbett (Jack Daley), the town's leading citizen and Todd's supposed friend, but in reality the man behind the gang, has Todd's presses wrecked. The latter sends for U.S. Marshal Buck Roberts (Buck Jones, in his next to last film), who stops a holdup of miner Ray Mason (Bud McTaggart), carrying gold in a wagon, and brings the wounded Ray to town and secretes the wagon. Marshals Tim McCall (Tim McCoy, in his last series western), posing as a preacher, and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), posing as an undertaker, have also arrived in town. The coffins Sandy brings contain a new printing press for Todd. With the aid of his daughter Julie (Evelyn Cook), Todd puts out an edition naming Rand and Ludlow as crooks and demanding the name of the man behind the crimes. The crooks identify Buck as the man who took the gold wagon from them, and Buck, posing as an outlaw, makes a deal with them to deliver the gold to the ring leader. They have other plans, however.
In this entry of Monogram's "Rough Riders" series (no relationship to the dull TV series of the 50's), Ma Turner (Sarah Padden) of Red Bluff sends for U.S.Marshal Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) to investigate a series of wide-spread rustling in the area. Town banker Miller (Walter McGrail), saloon-owner Duke Mason (Harry Woods) and the crooked sheriff (Lee Phelps) are in cahoots with rancher John Holt, but they double-cross and kill him. His son Steve (Dennis Moore) witnesses the murder and kills the sheriff. Buck arrives and arrests Steve. Marshal Tim McCall (Tim McCoy), posing as an outlaw, gains the confidence of the gang and engineers the escape, with Buck's knowledge, of Steve from the jail. Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), the third Marshal of the trio, poses as a peddler and learns that the gang intends to do away with Buck and rides to the Turner ranch to warn him. Red (Bud Osborne), a Turner ranch hand but also a member of the gang, overhears Buck telling Ma that Tim is really a U.S. Marshal, and he has Miller and Mason informed.
Scully has forced Joe Collins who works on the Garcia ranch to give him information so his men can steal the family jewels. But the Rough Riders are on the job. Buck poses as a wanted outlaw to get into the gang, Tim as a cattle buyer, and Sandy is collecting information as the saloon janitor. As usual they pretend not to know each other.
Trapped in a burning cabin by ex-cons Fulton and Howard, Roberts has his horse Silver drag him to safety. He then joins McCall and Hopkins as they go after Fulton, Howard, and their boss Cramer.
The Rough Riders are after a gang of rustlers. Marshal Roberts is posing as a wanted outlaw, McCall is the Marshal supposedly after him, and Sandy is on hand as a cook. Roberts hopes his joining the gang will help bring them in.
Schmidt is the head of a group of spies building an arsenal along the border. Tim from the American side and Gringo from the Mexican side have been sent to investigate. But when they arrive they find the men they were to meet murdered and themselves arrested for the murders.
Framed for murder six years earlier, Bill Carson is now El Puma the leader of a Mexican gang. Looking for the man that framed him, he finds his onetime assistant Magpie who recognizes him and hires him to escort a scientific expedition. But once again he is framed for murder when the Professor is killed with his knife. Magpie then heads out to bring in his former boss.
A western town is being overrun and ruled by a gang of outlaws led by Bart (John Merton). Former Ranger Tim (Tim McCoy) is called out of retirement and assigned to clean up the gang. He disguises himself as a Mexican bandit, joins the gang and works from within.
Harden and Morgan are after Hernandez's rancho. They lend money to his son Jose which is then won back in a crooked poker game. But the notorious card sharp Tim Madigan now posing as Tom Harrington steps in to help Hernandez.
A Professor has an invention that will bring down planes causing them to crash and Dawson is forcing him to use it on those carrying money. When Tim arrives to investigate he is mistaken for a noted outlaw. So he assumes that identity to force Dawson to make him a partner. But just as a plane bringing Tim help is arriving, his true identity is revealed and while he is a prisoner, Dawson forces the Professor to start his machine.
The McLean and Brennan ranches are both losing cattle to rustlers and each blames the other when cattle buyer Graves is the real culprit. To throw suspicion off himself Graves hires Tim to investigate, not knowing that this will be his downfall.
Tim is dismissed from the Rangers for letting his friend Kane who is accused of murder escape. When newspaper editor Alexander dies, Tim takes over to continue that fight against Heston and his stooge Sheriff. He also hopes to find the notorious leader of an outlaw gang and to also help Kane prove his innocence.
Tim McCoy, Robert Allen, Billie Seward, Edward Earle, Frank Sheridan. Cowboy Tim McCoy becomes an instrument of revenge when he discovers his parents have been murdered.
Tim Addison buys a ranch which is having cattle rustled. Tim suspects Wallace is the culprit, so Wallace frames Tim and has his stooge Sheriff arrest him. Escaping jail, Tim needs proof against Wallace and he and Joe Allen find the answer.
A stunt pilot fights to rescue his girlfriend from racketeers.
When the bank is robbed, the Sheriff shoots the robber and recovers the money bag only to find it empty. Ranger Tim Barlow arrives and over objections of the Sheriff decides to stay and find who has the missing money. He has four suspects, the Sheriff, the Banker, the Cashier, and Curt Masters.
A cowboy fighting to save his land is framed for murder.
Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.
Framed by Major Jenkins, Capt. Travers is kicked out of the Army. When Travers, now living with the Indians, is captured by Jenkins, the Indians attack the fort. With his men greatly outnumbered Colonel Burke realizes that Travers is their only chance.
Sheriff Tim has killed Crip's outlaw brother in the line of duty and now Crip is out to get Tim. He makes Tim's brother Bud a prisoner to lure Tim into a trap. When Tim is warned by Bud, Tim is saved but Bud is killed. Tim arrests Crip but Crip escapes and he and his gang now make a final stand against Tim and his men.
Shortly after Moody Pierson saves Sheriff Tim's life, Moody is arrested for murder. Tim doesn't believe he did it and lets him get away. Kicked out as Sheriff, Tim goes after the real kiler and this leads him to the town controlled by Red Slavins.
Rancher Tim Clark borrows money from Bob Russell, who then rustles Clark's cattle so he will be unable to repay the money. Thus Russell is able to cheat Clark out of his ranch. Clark becomes a prospector for silver and ultimately comes to settle accounts with Russell and crooked deputy Bendix.
1. PALS IN BUCKSKIN: George Woods has found gold and Jack Manning returns east with some for George's brother Tom. Just as he finds Tom's daughter Mary, her team runs away and he drops the gold which Rance Carter picks up. 2. CALL TO ARMS: As Woods is without money, Rance jealous of Mary's attraction to Jack, finances his trip west on the provision that Jack doesn't go. As the wagon train pulls out Jack is arrested for stealing the gold. 3. FURNACE OF FEAR: Released from jail, Jack catches up with the wagon train just as a prairie fire swoops down on Mary. 4. RED TERROR: The Indians attack the wagon train. 5. CIRCLE OF DEATH. Jack's friend Bill retuns with help. During the fight Rance shoots Woods. 6. HATE'S ARVEST: When Jack claims that Rance has the missing gold, they fight and just as Jack knocks him out Jack is shot. 7. HOSTAGE OF FEAR: Mary is kidnaped and Jack trails the kidnapers to an Indian village where Jack is attacked by Indians. 8. DAGGER DUEL: Forced to fight a knife duel, Jack is saved by friend Bill. 9. BLAST OF DEATH: Rance now gets the Indians to go on the war path and they attack. Fleeing into a mine shaft, Jack and Mary are caugh just as an explosive charge goes off. 10. REDSKIN'S REVENGE: When Rance kills the Chief's son and tells the Chief Jack did it, the Chief prepares to kill Jack. 11. FRONTIERS OF FLAME: Escaping from the Indians, Jack trails Mary's captors to a town set aflame by the Indians and finds her trapped in a burning building. 12. TRAIL'S END:
A pony express rider tracks the outlaws who robbed him.
A masked avenger takes on claim jumpers.
A story of revolution and adventure concerning a Spanish Beauty and a Yankee hero.
A lieutenant from the U. S. Cavalry is assigned to bring law and order to a frontier town ruled by a gang of cattle rustlers.
A Texas Ranger discovers the outlaw he''''s hunting is his long-lost brother.
An American officer finds love in the midst of a Chinese revolution.
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute