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The Utah Kid

The Utah Kid(1930)

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Brief Synopsis

Cal Reynolds, known as The Utah Kid (Rex Lease) eludes a sheriff's posse and takes refuge in Robber's Roost, a hideout for outlaws running from the law complete with its own dirt-floor saloon. Jennie Lee (Dorothy Sebastian), a school teacher from a nearby town is out sight-seeing and is picked up by a couple of the boys and brought into the saloon. Since they aren't gentleman and don't believe in "finders-keepers", a brawl breaks out over who gets the girl until Cal steps forward and claims she is his fiancee who had followed him there and hands off, thank you. Some of the boys, including Baxter (Boris Karloff) aren't buying and, just to prove Cal's claim is true, trot out Parson Joe (Lafe McKee) to tie the knot. Jennie also forgets to mention she is engaged to town Sheriff Bentley (Walter Miller. ) Cal, realizing that he is now really married, decides to reform but he isn't far along in his program before Sheriff Bentley and a posse of deputies show up looking for Jennie, and the outlaws think Cal has gone too far too fast reference his reformation and blame him. To prove otherwise Cal joins the gang in a battle against the law and wounds the sheriff, but later saves his life. Gang leader Butch (Tom Santschi) is killed in a duel with Cal, and Jennie decides that Cal is the man for her.

Cast & Crew

Richard Thorpe Director
Mary Carr Aunt Ada
Walter Miller Sheriff Bentley
Lafe McKee Parson Joe
Bud Osborne Deputy
Arthur Reed Director of Photography
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1930 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono (RCA Photophone System) Production Co:  Tiffany Productions
Duration(mins):  not available Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  4,408    
Duration(reels):  6    

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