Code of the Saddle


53m 1947

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 28, 1947
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
53m

Synopsis

In Theano, Texas, rancher Buck Stace, who has been getting threatening notes from a gang of rustlers ordering him to leave town, seeks the aid of sharpshooter Johnny Macklin and his partner, Wink. In a night gun battle at the ranch, Buck is killed, and Johnny arrests a young gunman named Randall, who, in a written confession, blames wealthy rancher Jeremy Bentham for ordering the killing. Crooked sheriff Wallace hopes the small ranchers will kill each other off while blaming Bentham, so that Wallace will be able to steal the Lazy "B" ranch from Bentham's daughter Bess. Buck's son Bill, Johnny and Wink, who are suspicious of the claims against Bentham, visit the Lazy "B," and Bess proves that her father is innocent. That night, a posse of crooked deputies shoots Bentham at his range camp, and later blames Bill, Johnny and Wink for Buck's and Bentham's murders. They break out of jail and race to the ranch to save Bess. There they hold up Wallace's men, who are waiting in the bunkhouse until all the Bentham ranch hands have been removed from the ranch. Bess, meanwhile, has learned that Wallace is holding a copy of her birth certificate, and has gone to town. Johnny leaves Bill and Wink to guard the prisoners while he goes after Bess. In town, the sheriff tells the townspeople that with the arrest of Johnny, the range war is over. Bess publicly accuses the sheriff and his deputies, however, and Wallace races to free his men at the Lazy "B." While Bill and Wink are distracted, Wallace frees his men and leaves one behind to guard Bill and Wink while the rest lie in wait for Johnny. Johnny, meanwhile, has organized the townspeople to fire on Wallace and his deputies when they return to town. After freeing Bill and Wink, Johnny races into town, hoping Wallace and his men will follow. Wallace lets his men ride into Johnny's trap, while he and a deputy clean out his office safe. Johnny knocks out the deputy and chases Wallace out of town, eventually wounding him. Wallace and the deputy are convicted, and Bill and Bess decide to marry.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 28, 1947
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Monogram Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Distributing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
53m

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Trivia

Notes

In January 1947, Hollywood Reporter announced that Jimmy Wakely and Lee "Lasses" White were to star in this film. Howard Bretherton was originally slated to direct the picture, according to Hollywood Reporter.