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Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Let's start with some house cleaning first. Columbia produced a series of Charles Starrett westerns that they called "Peter B. Kyne productions" but, other than allowing the use of his name, writer Peter B. Kyne was not the producer on any of the films in this series, and didn't even write the few he is credited with by some sources. Since the source for this error is one of those often-used and often-wrong sources that many researchers use, and said source is one of those that never bother correcting the multitude of errors in their catalogs, the chances of some uninformed source adding Peter B. Kyne back to this film as the Producer is highly likely. This Harold Shumate story finds Texas ranch-foreman Steve Braddock (Charles Starrett) in charge of driving a large herd of cattle overland from Texas to Dodge City, Kansas. Slim Grayson (Donald Grayson), the eastern-educated son of the ranch owner, is along to sing songs around the campfire. The trail drive part only lasts until the herd reaches Plainview, where Steve, Slim and the cowhands rescue Marian Phillips (Marion Weldon) after she has been kidnapped off a stage by a gang led by Dawson (Alan Bridge). She tells Steve her father is a local rancher named Phillips, who she has not seen since she was a young girl, but Steve knows no rancher by that name but from her description, he feels sure that Plainview gambling-hall owner Kenyon Jackson (Russell Hicks) is her father. Of course he is and he, of course, is also the secret head of the Dawson gang, and Steve's tasks are to keep Marian from learning the truth about her father, cleaning up the gang and persuading the father to reform. By the way, Peter B. Kyne did not produce this film.
A silent Western star has trouble adjusting to the coming of sound.
In the battle of San Juan Hill, Rough Rider Dale Brittenham (Jack Holt) saves the life, at the expense of losing the sight of one eye, of Bob Hildreth (Guinn Williams.) Invalided to a hospital they meet nurse Belle Pearson (Louise Henry) and a love-feud begins between Dale and Bob over Belle. At the end of the war Dale and Bob return to Halsey, a small mid-western cattle town,where Belle comes as a school teacher, bringing her brother Larry (John McGuire.) Cattle thieves have run ranchers out of business and Bill Mason (Douglass Dumbrille) seems to be the only prosperous citizen.Bob gets his pre-war job back and is made Chief Deputy for Sheriff Anderson (Frank Shannon.) Dale can't get work and leaves town. Broke and hungry he shows up at the Square Deal Saloon in Fremont Pass,where Mason offers him a job herding wild horses out of the territory. Dale soon learns that Mason is the head of the rustlers and starts re-stealing the cattle from Mason's rustlers. Mason can't report them to the sheriff since they weren't his to begin with. Dale's recycling program makes him enough money to open a club called "Little Cuba." Larry is working as an undercover deputy, and Dale warns him that Mason and his men are on to him,and he needs to stay out of the South Valley. Mason's men kidnap Larry and Dale rescues him but kills one of Mason's men. Bob sees the killing, but rather than arrest his old friend Dale, decides to resign. Dale arranges to send Larry to California, decides to go straight and Belle accepts his marriage proposal.While they are preparing to close "Little Cuba", a truck rolls by and dumps Larry's dead body. Dales knows Mason did it and, despite Bob's efforts to persuade him to let the law take care of it,kills Mason. This time, Bob cannot forsake his sworn duty and arrests Dale, who is convicted and sentenced to death. As he is led away, he waves proudly to the weeping Belle and Bob.
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
When Jim Bellair is shot, Jimmy Carter follows the trail to a cabin where he overhears that Luke Long did it. Captured by the gang, he is able to escape and returns to the Bellair ranch. Learning that Long has kidnapped Kitty Bellair and is heading for the border, he sets out after them.
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 sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
To improve her image, a fan dancer "adopts" an old woman to be her mother.
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
Ben Halliday (Buck Jones) stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James (Diane Sinclair), is making a lone stand to hold her property that is desired by Joshua La Plante (Erville Alderson) and his gunman Joe Krull (Ward Bond). Meeting Helen, Ben realizes she has been parted from her brother so long that she would not recognize him, so Ben decides to pose as him. With the help of another new arrival, Barry (Louis Natheaux), and Judge Williams (Alfred P. James as Alf James), he uncovers a plot to secure Helen's property and build a dam in the canyon that would deprive the valley of water but would water the desert property owned by La Plante. Krull murders a surveyor and frames Ben who is thrown into jail, where he meets Crosby (Niles Welch) who furnishes proof of the guilt of La Plante and Krull. Ben breaks jail and he and Barry break into La Plante's office and hide in a wardrobe closet when Krull and La Plante enter. The later pair argue and Krull kills La Plante. Sheriff Olson (Dick Alexander) arrives and Krull also blames Ben for his latest murder.
A tenderfoot hires an outlaw to do his killing for him.
Dissension arises between cattlemen in Osage County, Texas, and sheepherders who have settled there and use the same watering stream. Mart Dalton (Charles Morton), son of a wealthy cattleman, quarrels with and kills one of the settlers, thus placing Sheriff Larry Williams (Buck Jones) in a delicate position; for he is Mart's best friend and is engaged to Mart's sister June (Miriam Seeger). However, sworn to do his duty, he arrests Mart, incensing the cattlemen, who help Mart escape, leaving Larry wounded.
Dan and Tennessee are successful gold miners. Ace Brady learns of their success and sends Fox to rob them. During the robbery Fox shoots Tennessee and Ace arrives to arrest Dan for the murder. Dan escapes but is now a wanted man...
In this silent film, a playboy fights to save a young woman from the smugglers who have kidnapped them.
An Arabian sheik kidnaps a beautiful Englishwoman to win her heart.
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