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Director (feature film)
John Kent (Monte Blue) wins the Olympic decathlon but is disqualified on a charge of professionalism. William Stevens (Kenneth Harlan), the second-place finisher, is awarded the title and trophies. Six years later Kent is running a moving truck for a living and training his young son Johnny (Joe O'Brien)to become an athlete. Chance brings about a meeting between Ken and Stevens, now a prosperous business man, with a little daughter, Joan (Joy Healey), who makes friends with young Johnny. As the years pass, the grown-up Johnny (Herman Brix)has developed to where he stands a chance of becoming an Olympic athlete and is in love with Joan (Joan Fontaine.) Mr. Stevens also wants to see Johnny succeed, and is annoyed that his attention to Joan may interfere with his training. Rich girl Patricia Stanley (Suzanne Kaaren)is also interested in Johnny, a proceeding which suits wealthy young athlete Duke Hale (Reed Howes), who is Johnny's main rival in sports and for Joan. Stevens, in an effort to repay the elder Kent for the wrong done him in stripping him of his rightful Olympic title, makes Johnny a member of the athletic club that sponsors the preliminary track-and-field events leading to the choosing of the American team for the Olympic Games. Johnny wins first place in the initial trials and is carried away by the flattery of the social set, which leads to a quarrel and separation from his father. At a party given by Patricia, Johnny drinks heavily, and Joan, feeling she is partly to blame for Johnny breaking his training, tells him she is through if him, hoping to bring him to his senses.
Art Director (feature film)
Cowhand Drake (Myron Healey) discovers gold on the ranch of his boss, Joe Stuart (George Chesebro) and makes a deal with crooked lawyer Mel Porter (Douglas Evans)to induce Stuart to sell. The latter refuses, and also orders Bill Cameron (Keith Richards) not to see his daughter Laurie (Kay Morley) again. Foreman Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), after intervening, quits after he sees Stuart hit Laurie while quarreling over her proposed marriage to Cameron. Peddler Alibi Terhune (Max Terhune) witnesses the killing of Stuart by Clem Kettering (Zon Murray), hired by Porter, and is taken prisoner. Cameron is blamed for Stuart's killing, escapes jail, but is persuaded by Johnny to go back and stand trial. Johnny rescues Alibi and the two work together on clearing Cameron's name, and bringing the real culprits to justice.
Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) befriends Hank Carrdigan (Lee Phelps), a former outlaw who has served his sentence and wants to go straight. Jimmy, after clearing Hank of a wrongful shooting charge, helps him get a job as an express messenger. Hank drives off some bandits in an attempted hold-up, but recognizes his son Tom (John James) as one of the bandits. A later robbery is blamed on Hank but Jimmy and his sidekick Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor) bring in the real culprits and clear Hank's name.
When his brother is murdered, Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson), posing as Chris Graham, trails an old saddle bum, Trigger Winks (Andy Clyde), who leads him to the other gang members Phil (Dennis Moore) and Joe Rankin (I. Stanford Jolley.) The Rankins are attempting to gain the rights to the late Colonel Graham's ranch, and have Winks pose as a brother of Graham's. Marie Martel (Reno Browne) gets the property if no Graham relative appears. After a kindness by Whip, Winks reforms and he and Whip team up to put an end to the Rankin scheme.
Two cowboys try to help the new schoolteacher when she's accosted by bandits.
Thirteen-year-old Melissa Hendrix (Kathy Frye) runs away from school to return to her ranch near Mesa City. Her family friend Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown)meets her stage coach, on which Maggie Flynn (Lynne Carver), on her way to become a faro dealer at Hudson's saloon, is also a passenger. Melisssa's guardian, Bodie Clark (Raymond Hatton), refuses the offer by Jim Hudson (Douglas Evans)to buy Melissa's ranch, which contains valuable water rights for the whole basin. Bodie threatens Hudson's lawyer, Anderson (Milburn Morante), when he accuses Bodie of holding onto the ranch for selfish reasons. Bodie and rancher Laswell (Ted Adams) hear gunshots, and Bodie finds Anderson dead in the bunkhouse. Hudson and Blake (Steve Clark) accuse Bodie of the murder and have him jailed. After being threatned by Hudson's men, Curtin (Zon Murray) and Wright (Bob Woodward as Robert D. Woodward), Laswell refuses to clear Bodie at his trial by revealing he was oustide with him when they heard the shots, and Bodie is found guilty. Johnny rescues Laswell from the outlaws and kills Wright in a gun duel. Hudson's attempt to get a mob to hang Bodie backfires when Johnny arrives in time with Laswell, who now admits the truth. The outlaws are apprehended and Maggie convinces Melissa that she should go back to school.
After Marshal Jordan (Frank LaRue) is honored by Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely), Cannonball (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor) and others for his forty years as a law officer, the Sawyer mine is blown up by Belle's foreman, Kern (John James), following Sawyer's refusal to sell out. Dan Jordan (Riley Hill), the Marshal's son, interested in Belle (Jennifer Holt), secretly the head of the outlaws, is lured by her from scouting the road on which his father guards a ore shipment. Jimmy and Cannonball drive off the outlaws, headed by Kern and Burton (Dennis Moore), but the Marshal is fatally wounded. The town council appoints Jimmy the new Marshal, which disappoints Dan, but Belle persuades him to become Jimmy's deputy, in order to get information from him about ore and payroll shipments. Dan quits as deputy and fights Jimmy when the latter suspects Belle of involvement in the robberies.
Middle-aged Bill Thompson (Steve Darrell) returns to his ranch with his much younger bride, Janice (Christine Larsen, once again as Christine Larson), and her supposed brother Lon (Leonard Penn.) When Thompson's son Dan (Jay Kirby) disapproves of the surprise re-marriage of his father, the latter orders him off the ranch, without his promised horses, despite the pleas of ranch foreman Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and cowhand "Cannonball" (Dub Taylor as "Cannonball" Taylor.) Janice and Lon, in reality sweethearts, plot to gain Thompson's rich holdings. In town, outlaws Kirk (Marshall Reed) and Hashknife (Carl Sepulveda) try to persuade the intoxicated Dan to let them steal the horses. Thompson breaks with his son again when he sees him drinking. Jimmy and "Cannonball" thwart the horse rustlers and Janice swears secrecy when the trusting-Jimmy tells her that Dan led the horse thieves, but she has Lon inform her husband. Thompson hits Dan, tells him to leave and sends for his attorney to draw up the papers to disinherit his son. Lon kills Thompson, and Dan is jailed on circumstantial evidence. Jimmy and "Cannonball" help him escape jail, but he is wounded and brought to the ranch to have Janice dress his wound. The trusting-Jimmy departs, while Lon awaits in the next room to get rid of the last obstacle in his and Janice's scheme.
Rancher Terry Dugan (James Horne) returns to Brentwood, ans is met by his sweetheart Helen Frazer (Mildred Coles) and Cahoose (Raymond Hatton.) Unknown to Helen, her dad, town banker Bob Frazer (Ted Adams) is being blackmailed by Frank Gilmore (Pierce Lyden) into revealing routes of stages carrying payrolls. Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), working for the State Protective League, fools the outlaws by filling a paybox with old newspapers and foils two attacks on him and Cahoose. Johnny is suspicious of Frazer, but the latter admits nothing. Gilmore's henchmen Pacos (Carol Henry) is jailed by Johnny after he is caught attacking a freighter. Gilmore forces Frazer to sneak a gun to Pacos. Johnny prevents Frazer from shooting Gilmore from ambush and Frazer reveals that he had once been a partner of Gilmore, and the latter had embezzled money from a client, for which Frazer was blamed and jailed. Helen, unaware of his past, overhears his confession and forgives him. As a ruse, Frazer is jailed, and gets Gilmore to go to the bank for a phony confession note.
Banty Prentiss (Raymond Hatton) returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown), who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye (George J. Lewis), fail in an attepmt to ambush Johnny and Banty. Nan Prentiss (Evelyn Finley), Banty's daughter, dislikes Johnny for having imprisoned her father. She eludes Buckeye's men and arrives in town in time to pay taxes on her ranch, which banker Harry Stuart (Bill Kennedy) wants. When Banty and handyman Alibi Terhune (Max Terhune) find quartz on the ranch, assayer Jim Carson (Frank LaRue)claims it is fool's gold. However, one of Johnny's deputies gets another report from the town of Baxter Forks, which proves the gold is real. Stuart has Buckeye hold up the bank, while Banty is there, so the latter can be blamed but Nan rescues her dad from jail. Johnny foils an attempt to kill Banty, and henchman Pardo (Peter Perkins) kills Buckeye as he is about the reveal the name of the gang leader. Johnny and Banty are captured and jailed by Pardo, who has made himself the sheriff. Stuart tells Nan he will have Banty freed in exchange for the property, but Alibi informs Johnny what is happening and he and Banty make an escape. Carson and the other outlaws are killed in a blazing gun battle at the ranch, and Stuart is thrown as he tries to escape on Johnny's horse, Rebel.
State Commissioner Walton (J.C. Lytton) is uncertain about making Rainbow's End the new county seat after the Drago brothers, Matt (Zon Murray) and Slip (George J. Lewis), hold up his stage and beat up Sheriff Sam Oldring (Steve Clarke.) Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) rides into town unaware that his pal Cannonball (Dub Taylor) has been telling fictitious tales about him as being an outlaw known as the Melody Kid. Jimmy knocks out Slip Drago when he becomes unruly in the restaurant run by Judy Joyce (Virginia Belmont), who refuses to feed Jimmy because she thinks he is the Melody Kid. Undertaker Beasley (I. Stanford Jolley) is the secret head of the outlaw band that terrorizes the territory, so that Yuba will be made the county seat, making him a rich man. Judge Emerson (Frank LaRue) persuades Jimmy to become a deputy after he gets three of the Drago outfit after they wound his friend Sheriff Oldring. About to take the town money to Capital City for a new courthouse, Jimmy is arrested by Beasley's henchman Gabe (Charles King), posing as a lawman, for an alleged killing in Silver City. Cannonball helps Jimmy escape, and they manage to pin the crimes on Beasley and his gang.
In spite of the incorrect cast order shown by some uninformed source when this was written, Johnny Mack Brown did not play the character of Nevada Jack McKenzie in this film, Raymond Hatton did not play Sandy Hopkins, and Raymond Hatton was billed 2nd and not 5th as shown. This one begins after the Civil War when the Overland Telegraph Company is persuaded by rancher Jim Kerrigan (Ted Adams)to allow his own men to extend the line to Baxter Springs, guaranteeing to pay for the construction himself if it isn't finished at the end of two months. Land promoter Burton Wheelock (Kenneth MacDonald) will lose money if the line is completed and gets ex-rustler Larry Foster (Dennis Moore), fiancee of Sandra Kerrigan (Reno Browne as Reno Blair), to sabotage the work. Telegraph company trouble-shooter Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown), investigating the sabotage, saves Kerrigan's men Joe Farr (Riley Hill) and Cappy (Raymond Hatton)from masked outlaws. Henchman Mugsy (Boyd Stockman)is captured by Johnny, while Larry, Slim (Lane Bradford) and the other henchmen escape after shooting telegraph patrolman Nevada (Kansas Moehring). Larry kills Mugsy before he can identify the gang leader. Henchman Straker (Bob Woodward)is captured by Johnny and jailed. Slim steals Johnny's identification card from his saddle bag, and it is found near the jail when Wheelock's men help Straker break jail and kill a deputy sheriff. Because of the card, the Marshal (William Ruhl as William S. Ruhl)arrests Johnny, but Joe comes to his rescue. An attempt to fire the Kerrigan ranch is foiled, and Larry's hat is found, which proves to Sandra her fiancee's crookness. Larry is trailed to Wheelock's office, and both are killed in a shootout with Johnny, Cappy and Joe.
Jimmy (Jimmy Wakely) joins Cannonball (Dub Taylor) on a visit to the widow Fennamore (Patsy Moran), Cannonball's old girlfriend, at Firehole. Engineer Colton (Gary Garrett) is killed by henchman Smoky Morgan (Carl Mathews) and Philip JUdson (William Ruhl) hides the body. The engineer, at the request of the widow's niece, Martha (Mildred Coles), had come to inspect a polluted reservoir. Land Company head Turner (Frank LaRue)and Judson contaminated the water to get the ranchers to vacate so they can grab the land. Judson hires Easy (Marshall Reed) to pose as the engineer, and he reports the reservoir useless but Jimmy's test proves the waters are not deeply polluted. Judson kills Easy to keep him from talking, and casts the blame on Cannonball. But Jimmy has a trick up his sleeve, right after the next song.
Johnny Murdock (Johnny Mack Brown),who hasn't seen his father for some time, learns at Gold Flats that he has been killed by road agents, according to mining engineer Carter Morgan (Bill Kennedy) of Brandon Enterprises. He doesn't inform Johnny that Mark Brandon (Steve Darrell) has secretly inherited the rich claim. Johnny's old friend, Dusty Hanover (Raymond Hatton), gives Johnny an old poster which shows Brandon to be an escaped convict. They advise prospector Cramer (Ted Adams) to keep quiet about his own gold strike, but he partly reveals the location to Morgan before he is killed by Brandon's henchmen, while en route to the recorder's office. Mary Cramer (Virginia Carroll) is informed by Johnny of her husband's murder. Their young son, Bud (Lanny Rees as Sonny Rees), has a letter from his father which indicates the strike to be under a peculiary-shaped rock. Brand kills himself when Johnny confronts him with the old wanted poster. Brandon's daughter, Marcia (Virginia Belmont), blames Johnny and in revenge reveals to the public that Cramer's strike is on Dead Man's Basin. Morgan order the wagon train destined for the gold area to be wiped out by his men posing as Indians, but Johnny and Dusty help Mary and Marcia excape. The strange rock and the gold aare discovered by Johnny, and Mary becomes a rich woman. Morgan is killed by Johnny in a gun fight, and he and Marcia make plans for their future happiness.
Range Johnny Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) shoots fugitive Sinclair (I. Stanford Jolley) after a long chase, and before the latter dies he accuses his cousin Hack (Marshall Reed) of framing him for a murder, so he can inherit the ranch of his Uncle Henderson (Steve Clark.) Johnny places Sinclair's ten-year-old son Dave (Charlie Hughes) at Ranger hedaquarters for safety, while he gets a job at the ranch with the help of his friend Banty (Raymond Hatton). Johnny catches henchman Gill (Eddie Parker as Edwin Parker)cutting fences in preparation for rustling the catte, and Henderson's locks him up, but Gill escapes that night with the aid of Hack. Hack, the ranch foreman, has his henchmen ambush himself and his uncle while carrying the money for new cattle purchases. Johnny regains the money after killing Gill. Suspicious of his nephew, Henderson rides the range and is shot by Hack's henchmen. Before he dies, he makes anew will naming Dave as heir and Johnny as his guardian. Johnny beats up Hack for assaulting Banty when the latter catches Hack snooping for the new will. Hack attempts to make Sinclair's widow, Julia (Christine Larson as Christine Larson), suspicious of Johnny and she goes to see if her son Dave is at the Ranger headquarters. Hack folows, intending to do away with the two of them, but Johnny and Banty foil his plans in a blazing gun battle.
Mayor Jim Blaine (Frank LaRue) sends for Pecos (Lee Roberts), a notorious two-gun killer, to run Brad Foster (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl)and his henchmen out of Gunsight, after Brad lowers the "cut" he gives the mayor from his gambling place. On the way to Gunsight, Pecos encounters Johnny Macklin (Johnny Mack Brown) and is accidently killed in a fight after he tries to steal Johnny's horse, Rebel. On the road Johnny picks up 12-year-old Bud Hartley (Lanny Rees), brother of rancher Judy Hartley (Reno Browne as Reno Blair.) When Johnny arrives in town, the mayor mistakes him for Pecos and makes him the sheriff after Brad's men unsuccessfully try to kill him and Reno (Raymond Hatton), an old-time prospector and friend of the Hartleys. Judy refuses to speak to Johnny because he is working for the mayor, whom she claims is as crooked as Foster. The latter, Drago (Zon Murray) and other henchmen attempt to kill Johnny for closing the gambling casino, but their plan backfires and several of them are jailed. Drago is killed by Johnny in a gun fight and Foster is arrested. Johnny also orders the mayor out of town. Foster breaks out of jail, and a trap is laid for Johnny, but he learns of it and rounds up the whole gang. Judy persuades Johnny to remain in Gunsight, instead of heading for the road again.
Johnny Hudson (Johnny Mack Brown) recovers afreight wagon belonging to Faro Jenkins (Raymond Hatton) and Dave Porter (Robert Winkler), after outlaws led by Burke (Marshall Reed) attack the pair and steal it. Real estate agent Gordon Gregg (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl)is secretly behind the plot to break up the Porter-Jenkins freight line so that they will go bankrupt and he can claim Porter's ranch. Johnny gives Faro $2000 for new equipment. Johnny and Faro also capture a pair of the outlaws and they are jailed, but escape after Gregg knifes Sheriff Bill (Steve Darrell). Freightline employee Lem (Ted Adams), in league with Gregg's gang, steals the murder knife which Johnny had picked up for fingerprint evidence. Gregg gives Faro's freight line a special shipment and require an overnight camp and be prey for his henchmen. Johnny and Faro capture the outlaws by a trick. Burke is killed by Gregg when he demands his share of the loot, and Gregg then takes Peggy Porter (Virginia Belmont) as a hostage. Johnny arrives in time to overpower Gregg and the remnants of his gang. A new railroad promises to bring prosperity to the region.
Johnny Williams (Johnny Mack Brown) returns to his home town of Beaufort, and finds himself when being chased by banker Henry Stevens (Tristram Coffin), Grangers Association head Les Travers (Ed Cassidy as Edward Cassidy)and real estate agent Frank Wilkins (Ted Adams.) At the Williams ranch, cowhand Rusty Peters (Raymond Hatton) explains that Johnny's uncle, ostensibly killed in an accident, is believed by the townspeople to have embezzled money from the local bank that is holding mortgages that now must be foreclosed. Neighboring rancher Tom Lansing (Steve Darrell) offers to help Johnny clear himself from the accusation that he received the stolen money. At the scene of the "accident" in which his uncle died, Johnny finds new evidence and is shot at by Duke (Eddie Parker as Edwin Parker), henchman of the man secretly trying to grad up the land by taking over the mortgages. Joan Travers (Christine McIntyre) is antagonistic toward Johhny when her fiance Stephens goes to jail for the embezzlement to trick the real culprit to relax his guard, so Johnny and Sheriff Burt Wheeler (Pierce Lyden) can bring him to justice. After the sheriff and several others are killed, another real estate agent (Edward Peil as Edward J. Peil)confesses that Lansing is the brains behind the land-grab and murders.
Shortly after Nogales (Lucio Villegas) tells his granddaughter Celia (Rosa del Rosario) the someone is trying to steal the family jewels, the old man is murdered by Dutch (Bud Osborne), who came to the hacienda with Spike (John Merton) and Pepper (Tom Quinn), with intentions of robbery. STeve Halliday (Riley Hill), who is in love with Celia, chases the gunmen, but is shot. U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) find the dead body of Sheriff Wallace, when they keep a meeting with him to discuss the jewel robbery. In the nearby town, Nevada befriends Doc Bowles (Steve Clark) after he has been thrown out of the cantina by a bartender, inaptly named Cupid (Pat R. McGee). When town banker John Halliday (Frank LaRue), who unknown to his nephew Steve is the brains behind the gang, has Necada thrown in jail on suspicion of the murders, Doc Bowles helps him escape. After several attempts on the lives of Nevada and Sandy, they finally trap deputy sheriff Spike into jailing Pepper for one of the attempts on their lives. Sandy almost gets the name of the leader from Pepper, but the henchman is shot. When Nogale's servant Jose (Charles Stevens) brings hidden jewels to Halliday for safekeeping, the banker kills him in his office, but Nevada arrives before he can dispose of the body, and clears up the case.
Range detectives Johnny Bronton (Johnny Mack Brown) and Tucson Smith (Raymond Hatton) are out to trap and bring to justice a band of smugglers who have been bringing silver across the Mexican border illegally. Their task is complicated when the smugglers kidnap Keanne Willoughby (Jan Bryant), the daughter of a rancher whose land the smugglers are using for their activities.
Cattleman Agent Mason arrives to help find rustlers. A letter to the Sheriff and a fake scar gets him identified as a wanted murderer and attracts the attention of the gang leader. But when he is named the new boss of the gang, dissension arises between the leader and the rustlers and Mason must now try to bring them all in.
Blacksmith Pinto Peters (Raymond Hatton) calls on his old friend, Sam "Hurricane" Benton (Johnny Mack Brown), to help him clear his son, Jimmy (Riley Hill), of a murder charge. Hot-headed Jimmy, believes that the best way to cure a man of cheating at cards is to shoot him. He didn't shoot him enough, as the gambler only feigns death as part of a plot to gain possession of land owned by Pinto, as they know there is gold on the land buried there by an outlaw gang years ago.
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
Traveling incognito to a once-peaceful valley now torn by a murderous conflict between two ranchers, U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) find the dead body of Zane Jenkins, killed by gunman Slade Burnette (Ted Mapes). Don Graham (Jack Ingram), part owner of one ranch with the innocent Bill Corey(Steve Clark), has started the war with the intent of gaining control of the valley. Corey's daughter Blanche (Christine McIntyre) is in love with the owner of the other ranch, Joe (Dennis Moore), who is suspected of being behind the troubles. Nevada claims to be the brother of the slain Jenkins and is deputized by Sheriff Clancy (Jack Rockwell). Both ranchers warn Nevada to keep out of their business and back up their warnings with violence. Sandy gets a job with Joe, and is able to help Nevada get evidence that Graham is being assisted by town banker Chamers (Frank LaRue) in the plot to take over both ranches.
Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.
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.
Six people are in on a gold robbery. Three of them double-cross the others. Mountie Renfrew has to go after them alone when his partner Kelly is wounded.
A singing cowboy protects the beautiful heir to a radium mine.
Two cowboys help a girl whose father has been killed.
When it appears that Fred Jamison is a member of Red's gang, he is kicked out of the Rangers. But it's just a plot between Fred and the Ranger Captain. Fred then gets into Red's gang and makes plans that will enable the Rangers to bring them all in. But his message to the Captain is intercepted and the hoax revealed.
Buck Jones, Carmen Bailey, Milburn Stone, Jose Perez, Soledad Jiminez. Buck Jones as a U.S. army captain goes undercover while investigating allegations of banditry and racism perpetrated on native Mexicans by redneck desperados in the California territory.
When a cowboy is framed for murder, he travels to Harlem and masquerades as a gangster.
Tex is after the gang that robbed a train of a gold shipment. He suspects Dorman is the culprit and is hiding their gold at his mine. When Stubby sees Dorman's henchman Stark cash in some gold nuggets, Tex tricks Dorman into moving the gold. He hopes to round them up with the help of the posse and the local Boy Scout Troop.
Art Department (feature film)
Cavalrymen have to attack their own fort when it's taken by the Apache.
A man poses as a gunman to learn the identity of three killers.
). Wayne Morris, James J. Lydon, Beverly Garland, Rayford Barnes, Dabbs Greer, Lee Van Cleef, Nestor Paiva. While on the run from corrupt carpetbaggers in post-Civil War Texas, a young gunslinger teams up with a fugitive gunfighter to seek revenge on his former partner.
A man attempts to find the killer of his brother.
Rod Cameron, Jane Nigh, Morris Ankrum, Douglas Kennedy, John Ridgely. Trail scout Rod Cameron is hired to lead a wagon train through Indian territory after two unscrupulous white men violate an important treaty with the redskins.
An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from her somewhat unsavory past shows up and attempts to blackmail the woman.
When Queenie Hart brings her cattle to a lawless town be sold, town boss Drake gets the Cattle Inspector to declare them infected. To fight back, Queenie's foreman Bill gets the Warden to release three prisoners into his custody. With women now able to vote, Queenie gets them to elect Bill Sheriff. They are now ready to take on Drake and his men but one of the prisoners is a double-crosser.
Bomba the Jungle Boy defends his animal friends from a team of unscrupulous hunters.
A rancher heads up a trail drive of cattle to cross breed, but is undermined by his devious partner.
This somewhat off-the-beaten-path-formula for a Saturday matinee B-western has Johnny Mack Brown (Johnny Mack Brown) being hired by stageline owner Chet Norman (I. Stanford Jolley)to stop a series of stagecoach holdups that always take place when the driver, Pete (Bud Osborne), sees a mystery rider and hears the weird notes of a silver whistle. Sheriff Dave Holland (James Ellison as Jimmy Ellison), in love with Chet's niece, Beth Fairchild (Noel Neill), and jealous of Johnny, gives grudging help. Town banker Roger Claine (Marshall Reed), is the mastermind behind the gang led by the Mystery Rider and Slade (Lee Roberts), and is having an affair with waitress Cora (Pamela Duncan), and has promised her he will kill Slade when they have enough money. Beth is shot by Dave in an aborted holdup that reveals her to be the Mystery Rider, working with Claine in a spirit of revenge, thinking that her uncle had stolen the stageline from her father.
The jungle hero fights off elephant poachers to help a missionary.
Zara Montalve (Barbara Britton), half Spanish and half America, returns to her native California in time to see her parents (Cecile Weston and Victor Kilian) murdered for their hacienda and gold by Sheriff Jim Harding (Barton MacLane) and his gang. Posing as Lola Belmont, an American visiting from Detroit, teams up with Joaquin Murietta (Philip Reed), posing as Carlos Del Rio), to form a Robin-Hood type band that takes vengeance on the gang and restores stolen gold to its rightful owners, aided by militia leader Dan Hinsdale (Willard Parker.)
Steve Lewellyn (Rod Cameron), a drifter, comes into New Mexico just as it is about to be opened up to the law and to commerce by the oncoming railroad, but where a gun is still the deciding factor in disputes over grazing lands. He is set up as the intended scapegoat in a saloon robbery but escapes after killing the gunman in self defense. He picks up the robbery money but is wounded. Rescued by Sharon Lynch (Cathy Downs), daughter of an honest rancher, Steve gives her father the money to buy some short-grass acreage and becomes his partner, but is forced to leave the country after killing a neighboring rancher's brother, also in self defense. Five years later, he returns to the territory and finds Sharon and the other honest people being victimized by the rancher, who has vowed to get revenge on Steve.
Sheriff Tom Stocker (Riley Hill) sends for U.S. Marshal Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown) to help him stop an outlaw reign of terror which is driving ranchers from Green Valley. En route, Johnny witnesses the murder of a messenger who is carrying secret information to the sheriff, and he and Stocker trail the killers to their hideout, where the sheriff is wounded in a gunfight and the killers get away. Stocker recognizes one of the men as Ed Rance (Marshall Reed), and Johnny watches him hoping to get a lead onto the identity of the gang leader. The news of a new secret rail route leads Johnny to check on who has being buying up land, and he learns that only stage-line owner Henry Faulkner (Myron Healey) and rancher Fred Kendal (Ted Adams), father of the sheriff's sweetheart Margie (Jane Adams) has recently purchased land. Faulker tells Johnny that Kendal has rounded up his entire herd, in order to sell it to purchase more land. Kendal is seriously wounded when the herd is stampeded by the outlaws, and Johnny gives out the news that Kendal is dead. Rance makes Marge an offer for the ranch on the behalf of a mysterious friend, but is taken captive by Johnny. The latter rides to town and asks Faulkner to come to the Kendal ranch to identify a possible outlaw suspect.
Johnny looks so much like the real Jesse, he is mistaken for him by a grizzled old member of the now deceased James gang. Johnny is talked into leading a new gang to rob banks using the same modus operandi as the famed outlaw. Jesse's brother Frank decides to put a stop to the defamation of his dead brother's name. Johnny and his gang run into trouble when they try to rob the same two banks, simultaneously, that proved to be the downfall of the original gang.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) arrives in Pecostown, Texas to assist Deputy Dunbar (Thornton Edwards) in running down a mysterious raider on a white horse, who has been rustling cattle belonging to Jack Hall (Tristram Coffin) and his chief henchman Brad Bradshaw (Marshal Reed). Whip, after meeting up with his old friend Winks Holliday (Andy Clyde) finds Dunbar murdered. Later, he intercepts rustler Danny Bronson (Lee Roberts), and is beating him him a fight when Danny is rescued by rifle-toting Nora Neal (Reno Browne), whose father is serving a life term for killing the sheriff. The new sheriff, Jim Scott (Myron Healey), fiancee of Nora, arrests Whip for murder and rustling but he escapes with the aid of Winks. Whip reveals to Nora that he is a U.S. Marshal, and she tells him that Hall and Bradshaw robbed her father of his cattle, killed the sheriff and railroaded her father to prison. She also reveals that she and Danny are stealing back the cattle that rightfully belong to her. Whip, Winks and the Sheriff go into action against the Hall gang.
Outlaws attempting to kidnap Steve Blaine (Riley Hill) from a stagecoach are ran off by the sharpshooting of his sister, Sally (Reno Browne) and rescuers Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and Cannonball Taylor (Dub Taylor). Steve is investigating his father's sudden death after charges of theft from the Sloan (Ted Adams)/Carson (Dennis Moore) mine. Sloan is killed after Wakely learns that ore is being smuggled across the Mexican border into the mine, and then sold at the higher U.S. prices.
(Wes '49,BW). Rod Cameron, Gale Storm, Johnny Mack Brown, Don Castle, Don Curtis, John Miljan. Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown attempts to reconcile two feuding cattle barons and catch the culprit who is cheating the local settlers out of their water rights.
Chasing Mexican bandits, the Captain sees Cisco and Pancho ride away. Assuming they are the bandits he captures them and then lets them go. He has them followed figuring they will lead him to the entire gang. Cisco learns the editor and the blacksmith are the leaders. He makes the blacksmith think his partner double-crossed him and then joins up with him as his new partner planning to lead the entire gang into a trap.
In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed in Cinecolor, Red Ryder (Jim Bannon) takes Steve Stevenson (Don Haggerty), who has saved Red's life, to his ranch and gives him a job. Red's aunt, the Duchess (Marin Sais), knew Steve's father (Forrest Taylor), who supposedly committed suicide after losing his ranch betting on a prizefight. Steve refuses to believe that his father took his own life and the Duchess backs him up. On the way to town, Red, Steve, ranch hand Buckshot Blodgett (Emmett Lynn) and Red's young Indian pal, Little Beaver (Don Kay Reynolds as Little Brown Jug), break up an attempted stagecoach robbery. Mark Palmer (John Hart), the gambler who caused the death of Steve's father, is a passenger. In town, Steve meets Sue Evans (Karen Randle), who is going to work for saloon owner Bart Osborne (Marshall Reed). Palmer and Osborne are working together and want Ryder's ranch, and they develop a plan to have Red fight Palmer's pugilist, Bull Massoon (Lou Nova, former fighter who lost a heavyweight championship fight to Joe Louis in 1941, who has never lost in the "film" ring. Steve, a boxer in college, takes Red's place. Steve loses to Massoon, but before Red can determine whether it was a fair fight, a rider reports a robbery of the stage office. Red goes after the outlaws, and the gold is recovered. Red maneuvers a fight with Massoon, and beats him after Massoon drops a piece of lead pipe hidden in his hand. Palmer admits to having murdered Steve's father, and teve learns that Sue was forced to work for Osborne to pay off a debt owed by her brother.
U.S. Marshal Whip Wilson (Whip Wilson) decides to take a vacation and visit his old friend Winks Grayson (Andy Clyde), the ex-sheriff. Upon his arrival Whip learns of Winks' suspicions regarding newly-elected Sheriff Tanner (William Ruhl as William H. Ruhl), and the story of a frame-up of Paul Davis (Ted Adams) and his son Bud (Riley Hill), now being released from prison. Following a holdup and a killing, a band of outlaws hide at the Davis ranch, implicating them again. Paul is hot and Bud goes to jail. Whip and Winks work to clear Bud and expose the real leader of the outlaw gang.
Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin (George Cleveland), a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace (Russell Hayden) and his sister Celia (Catherine Craig). Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman Juke Murkil (Lon Chaney Jr.).
"The Tioga Kid" is a remake of 1946's "Driftin' Kid" with only slight plot changes - hero Eddie Dean now has an identical twin brother working with the outlaws of stock from the original, all of the songs are recycled, most of the character names are the same, and the main difference is Jennifer Holt is now playing the role that Shirley Patterson had in "Driftin' River" as "Jenny Morgan," while most of the original cast - Dennis Moore, William Fawcett, Lee Bennett - are also here using the same character role names and, in some instances, the same footage. Eddie Dean (Eddie Dean) and sidekick Soapy Jones (Roscoe Ates)return some stolen cattle (instead of horses) to Jenny Morgan (Jennifer Holt), and Eddie runs off ranch hand Tucson Brown(Lee Bennett), who is working with the outlaws, led by Joe Morino (Dennis Moore), that includes Eddie's (unknown to him) twin Clint Mason/The Tioga Kid. After Jenny sees a wanted poster that makes her think Eddie is the Tioga Kid, Eddie has a hard time before bringing the gang to justice, aided by the change-of-heart Tioga Kid. Dean has more shirt changes than usual because of the dual role and stock footage from "Driftin' River."
When Taggart closes off the rancher's water supply, Lash LaRue is sent for. Learning he is arriving, Taggart sends his gang to kill him. But they get the wrong man and Lash and Fuzzy set out to bring Taggart in. But he not only controls the town but has also appointed himself Sheriff.
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
Quite possibly the dullest of all the films in the Monogram series with Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton, with Hatton in a role normally played by the likes of character actors Steve Clark or Frank LaRue, and excessive footage given to Riley Hill, always capable of bringing a scene to a grinding halt. Rancher Amos Shelby (Raymond Hatton)has one day left to pay off a loan on his ranch, and sends son Freddie (Riley Hill) to tell banker Ainsworth (James E. Logan)that it will be paid on time. Freddie is forced to reveal to gambler Ripley (Ted Adams), to whom he is in debt, that his sister Ann (Jan Bryant)is bringing the money from Silana. Ripley's me waylay the girl and she is rescued by Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown). Ainsworth has Longden (Douglas Evans)forge old man Shelby's signature to predated papers. Johnny gets Shelby's money back from Ripley and kills the gambler gambler when he attempts to take it away from Freddie. Ainsworth informs Amos he is too late to pay his loan and shows him the forged papers. Amos kills one of Longden's henchmen when the gang tries to take over the ranch. Judge Pool (Frank LaRue) sets him free of the murder charge but gives him three days to clear the ranch. Johnny discovers that Ainsworth is after ore he knows is on the ranch property. Henchman Sagebrush (Jack O'Shea) is captured by a ruse, and reveals Ainsworth's plot to Johnny. Freddie is saved from a posse after he robs the bank of a poster revealing Longdon to be a forger. Ainsworth and the gang is captured by Johnny, and Amos recovers his ranch.
Rambling cowhand Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown)learns that his friend Henry Blake has been killed, and he agrees to help law-abiding citizens clean up Medicine Flats. This is after he has thwarted an attempt by Yuma (Marshall Reed) and two henchmen to hold up prospector Bodie (Raymond Hatton) and jump his unrecorded mining claim. Kansas City Kate (Christine McIntyre), runs the notorious Golden Spur Saloon, and heads the outlaws along with Cameo (Tristram Coffin), a gambler paying to much interest to saloon singer Donna Webster (June Harrison). Donna;s warning saves Johnny from being shot by Yuma, after the latter is beaten up by Johnny for molesting an old townsman character. Plans by the outlaws to ship a hoard of money stolen from the miners and settlers is overheard by Bodie from a hideaway in the basement beneath the saloon. Johnny and the vigilantes intercept the stagecaoch and the money bag, and obstruct numerous other schemes by the gang. Bodie is shot by Yuma after Cameo discovers his hiding place and Johnny kills Yuma in retaliation. He nips Kate's plans to protect the Golden Spur by hiring the Cherokee Kid (I. Stanford Jolley) and his desperadoes. Donna reveals that she is the daughter of Henry Blake, after Kate and Cameo confess to his slaying. His job done, Johnny again heads for the open road ahead.
Johnny Brownell (Johnny Mack Brown), former Confederate officer turned Federal agent, is sent to Texas during the reconstruction years to obtain evidence against a gang of raiders who have been making life difficult for the local carpet-baggers. He saves the life of Shorty Kendall (Raymond Hatton), an unreconstructed rebel about to be hanged, and this wins him the gratitude of Belle Chambers (Evelyn Brent), a widow whose husband was killed in the Civil War who hates all Yankees with a fevor. It is she who heads the gang of Raiders, but Johnny soon proves she is a pawn of a conscienceless lawyer, Preson Durant (John Merton), who is using Bell's raiders to cover up his own schemes. Reno Browne is on hand as Belle's daughter Lynne, billed as Reno Blair, as she always was in any film with Johnny Mack Brown.
A Native American man trains a horse for the Kentucky Derby.
The Cisco Kid finds a wounded man who fled after being accused of killing his father. While he recovers Cisco investigates. He learns the murder weapon was a large bore pistol but the bullet came from a derringer. He finds the derringer belongs to the man's wife, an old acquaintance who has been on the wrong side of the law like himself. But then Cisco, a wanted man, is captured and placed before the firing squad and shot.
Ranger Jimmy Wakely joins a medicine show heading for Buffalo Flats. The vigilantes there have been evicting innocent ranchers and he has been sent to investigate. The evicted ranchers blame Steve Crane the head of the vigilantes but Jimmy soon learns that his assistant Lance Bennett is the culprit. But before Jimmy can get evidence against Bennett, he is framed and put in jail.
Judd and his gang are driving the ranchers away. When Lash and Fuzzy arrest them, the Sheriff lets them go. Lash expected this and he hopes to follow them to their leader, the person he is really after.
Shortly after medicine show man Davis arives in town the local Border Patrolman is found dead and it is called an accident. Davis thinks it was murder but his snooping for information only gets him put into jail. Learning an old timer he grubstaked has found gold, he has him arrive posing as his millionaire uncle. He has him offer an unusual $50,000 reward for the town's worst person hoping it will lead to the identification of the killer.
Traveling north into Arizona, Cisco finds that someone committing robberies has been impersonating him and he is a wanted man. After retrieving some of the stolen loot, he is caught with it in his posession and put in the guard house. A friend whose life he recently saved beaks him out and Cisco heads out to find the impersonator and clear himself.
Chasing women and staying one step ahead of the law, the Cisco Kid meets Raquel and then Dolores. He sees that Raole is the boy friend of Raquel but engaged to Dolores. Learning that all her money will got to her uncle Don Jose when she marries Raole, Cisco suspects a plot and sets out to unravel it.
When Eddie and his pals deliver cattle to the Lawrence ranch, they run into trouble with Ringo Evans and his gang. Ringo's men are rustling cattle and attempting to kill the foreman. Seeing the resemblance between the foreman and his pal Waco, Eddie has Waco impersonate the foreman. They then find proof that Evans is behimd the rustling but find themselves greatly outnumbered when the gang attacks.
In their first film, the Bowery Boys tackle gangsters.
A detective uses psychological warfare to get a confession out of a murderous student.
A mad scientist's attempts to revive the dead go haywire when he runs into a voodoo priestess.
Barton has his men knock off Bill Ryan so that Barton will end up with his ranch. He has a forged will that gives the ranch and everything on it to him, and not Bill's kid's. But Eddie and Soapy show up to help Robin retain the ranch for as long as she can. But Barton's lawyer, Small, seems to have all the cards and wants Robin out so that Barton can pay off his debts.
A magician fakes his own death to catch a murderer.
Eddie and his sidekicks have been called in to help get a new telegraph line through. Dawson and his men along with his stooge Judge are out to stop them. When Eddie and the boys catch three of Dawson's men destroying telegraph equipment, the Judge releases them and this leads to the showdown between the two sides.
Wells Fargo sends Johnny Macklin (Johnny Mack Brown) to Rimrock to investigate stage hold-ups and general lawlessness which, according to local agent Tom Jamieson (Steve Clark)is caused by saloon owner Steve Corbin (Tristram Coffin) and his henchmen Duke Sprague (Marshall Reed) and Ace Jenkins (Terry Forst.) When Steve kills a man he had cheated in a poker game, the Rimrock Chronicle, owned by Idaho Jim Foster (Raymond Hatton)and edited by his daughter, Diane (Reno Browne as Reno Blair), starts a vigilante movement to clean up the town. Jamieson, also the mayor, swears Johnny in as the town marshal. Johnny lets henchman Slats Harper overhear information about a fictitious gold shipment, and traps some of Steve's men when they attempt a hold-up. Steve packs the jury and his men are set free. Saloon singer Kitty Malone (Claudia Drake), who is in love with Steve, becomes jealous of Flo Vickers (Christine McIntyre), and warns Johnny that three gunmen have been imported to kill him. Flo tells Steve that Kitty is an informant, and Steve plans a double murder of Kitty and Johnny.
In Old California, a young Frenchman transporting a chest full of silver travels by stagecoach to San Marino, to complete a complex business deal. The stagecoach is ambushed by a band of men whose leader, a mysterious bandido known as Cisco (Gilbert Roland), claims the silver is money that was extorted over a period of years from the poor people of California. The bandits take the money and escape, but Cisco stays behind with the Frenchman -- who, it turns out, is actually a lovely mademoiselle, Jeanne DuBois (Ramsay Ames). She follows him to the bandit's lair, where Cisco tells her he intends to return the stolen money to the poor people. The two rivals are irresistibly drawn to each other, however, and as a token of love Cisco offers to return the money to Jeanne instead. Now she must decide whether to complete her business deal, or to comply with Cisco's wishes and redistribute the wealth.
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
A radio station page tries to solve a singer's murder.
U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) come upon an overturned stagecoach with the driver and the passenger dead. They learn that the passenger, Hinkley, an archaeologist, has discovered an old Indian site that contains gold relics, and a gang has robbed him of the relics he was carrying. Jane Condon (Jennifer Holt), daughter of Hinkley's partner who was also murdered, tells Nevada that an old Indian guide, Shag (Dimas Sotello), is the only one who knows where the site is. The outlaws find Shag first, and kill him after forcing the information from him. Hinkley's son, Joel (Riley Hill), arrives and knows where the site is and leads Nevada and Sandy there ahead of the outlaws.
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
Miguel Sanches, the operator of a large rancho, has stolen cattle and then had innocent suspects shot. Cisco has been called on for help and arriving finds a wagon under attack. His men drive off the attackers and he finds the victim was to be Sanches' replacement. After changing clothes with the man, Cisco arrives posing as him in a attempt to get evidience against Sanchez.
When two employees of a clothing factory are murdered, the shadow of suspicion falls upon a lowly stock boy.
The legendary gunman plots a series of daring heists.
John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns against the gangs is murdered in an ambush. Poole, realizing that actions speak louder than words, digs out his own guns from his medicine bag, and proceeds to clean out the law breakers and establish law and order in the towm.
U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) are working undercover to capture a gang stealing horses from the Navajos, and to capture the killer of a Ranger. Nevada poses as an outlaw to get in with the gang and find the leader, while Sandy pretends to be a drunken old horse thief that has knowledge of where the Navajos have hidden their ponies.
This George Morris story (screenplay by George Wallace Sayre) was based on an article that appeared in "Woman's Home Companion" and later reprinted in "Reader's Digest." Eddie Condon (Kane Richmond), a two-bit racketeer, teams up with an alcoholic doctor, Judson (Ralph Morgan), to set up a maternity home with free facilities to expectant mothers, with the proviso that the women sign away all rights to their new-borns. The babies are then offered for adoptation to couples willing to make a substantial "contribution" to the home. Things go well for this borderline within-the-law business until a baby is still-born. Conden had already sold the baby for $5,000 and has no intention of returning the money, so he substitutes the child of the sister (Teala Loring) of his wife (Jayne Hazard). There is a slip-up on the filing of the certificates and the District Attorney's office gets involved.
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown), traveling incognito while on his way to deal with a rustler gang that is ruining the Earley ranch, is forced by a masked Cy Manning (John Merton) to hold up a stage. Marcia Earley (Beatrice Gray), daughter of the dead owner, turns the ranch over to Nevada despite the protests of Ned Grimes (Jack Ingram), secret head of the rustling gang, who is trying to get control of the ranch. U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton), Nevada's partner, arrives at the ranch in time to save Nevada's life who is in a gun battle with the rustlers. Ranch cowhand Dan kills Manning, the foreman of the ranch in league with the gang. Nevada is identified as the stage robber,and he and Dan are both jailed.
Unscrupulous women marry servicemen for their pay.
U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) ride into Big Piney Basin at the request of Ann Jordan (Evelyn Finley), daughter of a rancher who has been killed and whose cattle have been rustled. At Ann's home, they find Ted Connors (Riley Hill), the only surviving member of the Connors brothers, the other two having been killed the previous night. Nevada rides into town and discovers it is run by Matson (John Merton) and Judge Kelbro (Frank LaRue) and that it was Matson's gang that killed the Connors and Ann's father. Matson believes that Ted, who can identify some of the gang, is dead but sends his henchmen out to investigate. Sandy, working as a swamper in the poolroom, overhears a plot to rustle the remaining cattle, and rides out to warn Nevada and Ann. Nevada and Sandy round up the gang, Matson and Kelbro are turned over to the authorities, and Ted and Ann are planning their marriage as Nevada and Sandy ride off to new adventures.
U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) come to Teton at the request of Dan Broderick (John Merton) to try to find out why and by whom the ore from the mine is being hi-jacked. When Broderick decides to deliver his own ore, the assayer tells him it is worthless. He is about to sell the mine to the saloon owner but Nevada asks him to hold off for a few days. Nevada and Sandy discover that the ore is being switched enroute to the assayer but manage to get a good shipment through. The saloon owner and his gang alter the reports but the two Marshals take the assayer to the mine for an on-the-spot analysis. They are almost trapped in an explosion set by the crooks, but escape and round up the gang.
Following completion of the "Trail Blazers" series, Bob Steele and Hoot Gibson were paired in three other Monogram westerns, with the only connection to the "Trail Blazers" series being Steele and Gibson in the cast and production and distribution by Monogram, with various Monogram people serving as production supervisors i.e., William Strobach on this entry and Victor Hammond on the other two. This one finds Jack Slade (Mauritz Hugo) and Mary Conway,alias Blanche (Veda Ann Borg), being recognized as known and wanted crooks by deputy marshal Harry Stevens (Steve Clark) and, when he orders them out of town, Slade kills him. His son, Bob Stevens (Bob Steele) and friend Parkford (Hoot Gibson) become U.S. Marshals and proceed to rid the town of the cut-throat gang that has been terrorizing the citizens. Bob goes undercover as an outlaw and works his way into the gang, while Hoot poses as a Dude who goes about making fiery speeches on behalf of law and order. The Gibson role here is limited in the action scenes to none, as he and his Monogram stunt double, Ben Corbett, were both getting a bit long in the tooth for such, and the nominal second lead was played by a relative newcomer to the screen, Ralph Lewis (II) as a good guy/bad guy outlaw, who is not the same as the older Ralph Lewis (I) who was making films in the 30's. Rule of thumb here for those who don't know what either one looks like is that any Ralph Lewis credit in the 1930's belongs to (I) and any occurring circa 1943-47 belongs to (II).
Two cowboys investigate a string of murders at the rodeo.
A producer's romance with his star ends when the latter is offered a better job in New York.
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