Alias--The Bad Man


1h 6m 1931

Brief Synopsis

Collins kills Neville and Warner and makes it look like they killed each other. Ranger Ken Neville suspects Collins and joins his outlaw gang in an attempt to trap him.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 15, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions of California, Inc.
Distribution Company
Tiffany Productions of California, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Cowboy Ken Neville receives a letter from his father requesting his help in rounding up a gang of rustlers. When he arrives in town he discovers that his father and fellow rancher Mr. Warner are both dead, supposedly killed during an argument over rustlers. Warner's daughter Mary blames Neville, whom she believes to be the head of the rustlers, for her father's death. Without revealing his identity, Ken questions Mary and, after learning that she revealed his father's plan to trap the rustlers to Rance Collins, follows one of Collins' men to their hideout. At the hideout, Ken overhears the rustlers plot to steal Warner's steers. Ken asks Collins for a job and when he hesitates, Ken's friend "Repeater," who has followed Ken to the hideout, pretends to arrest Ken for the murder of his father. Collins helps Ken escape, confident that he no longer has anything to fear from Neville's son. Ken fakes Repeater's death, but Collins grows suspicious when he learns that one of the intruders at the hideout earlier that day stuttered like Repeater. His suspicions are confirmed when one of his men recognizes Ken as the man he saw snooping at the Warner ranch. Collins' men surround Ken, but his horse Tarzan breaks a window through which Ken escapes. Having distracted Collins' men, Ken returns to prevent Collins' escape. Just in time, Repeater arrives with the sheriff. Mary apologizes to Ken for her suspicions and he decides to stay in town.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 15, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions of California, Inc.
Distribution Company
Tiffany Productions of California, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The film was also known as Alias Bad Man. According to press material, the hideout scenes were filmed at Vasquez Rocks in the Angeles National Forest. Modern sources add the following to the cast: Earl Dwire, Jack Rockwell and Jim Corey.