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The Cowboy Star(1936)

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Homesick cowboy star Spencer Yorke, fed up after five years in the movie business, declines signing his new contract with Hollywood producer Jack Kingswell. He instead goes home to Arizona with his pal Buckshot, hoping to buy a ranch and a herd of cattle. Taylorsville, an out-of-the-way cow town, has little to keep Sheriff Clem Baker busy, and his daughter, Mary, a real estate agent, has the same complaint. Her little brother Jimmy, who wants to go to the deserted local village of "Ghost Town," is a movie devotee and a fan of Yorke. Entering Taylorsville, Yorke and Buckshot become instant heroes by saving two people from runaway horses. Yorke insists his name is George Weston, but Jimmy recognizes his idol. Soon Yorke and Mary fall in love, and he purchases a ranch through her. Her suspicions as to his identity are proven, but he convinces her to keep his secret. Three outlaws who are hiding in Ghost Town and they kidnap Jimmy when he disobeys his father and rides to the village. Knowing that Jimmy is the sheriff's son, they believe that he has been sent to spy on them, and they also fear that he may be acting for Yorke, whom they suspect is a G-man. Clem is shot when he arrives in Ghost Town, and Yorke follows him into battle. Jimmy escapes and seizes their machine gun, which Yorke uses to kill two of them before knocking out the other in a fight. Jimmy is delighted when Yorke reveals his true identity, and the star wins a bigger salary from Kingswell now that he is a real-life hero. Jimmy and Mary look forward to going to Hollywood with Yorke.