The Cyclone Kid


60m 1931

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 28, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,409ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Two men, Pete and Joe Clarke, are rustling some of Harvey Comstock's cattle in hopes of forcing him to sell his ranch where the two men have secretly found oil. Following a hunch, Buddy, Comstock's son, discovers them at work. They shoot at Buddy, and he pretends to be dead. After the two men leave, Buddy races home to the ranch where Rose, his sister, and Steve Andrews, the ranch foreman wait. Buddy tells his father that he learned the rustlers are hiding out in Devil's Pass. Comstock heads in that direction, hoping to bring them to justice. Pete, who is one of Comstock's hands, raises Steve's suspicions by his actions and he fires him. Pete races to the hideout to report to Clarke. Just as Comstock recognizes Pete and Clarke leaving the hideout, he is spotted by the lookout. Comstock manages to escape the men, but when Clarke learns that Comstock knows everything, he decides to kill him. While Comstock phones the sheriff, Clarke shoots him through the window of his house. Clarke then tries to take advantage of the moment to convince Rose to sell the ranch, and when she refuses, he proposes, but she tells him that she is already engaged to Steve. After Clarke leaves, Buddy notices that the impression left by his boots matches the one the killer left outside the window. Steve then discovers the oil, but is kidnapped by the rustlers before he can tell Rose and Buddy. Buddy sneaks into the hideout, where Pete captures him. Clarke tells Buddy he will force Rose to marry him if they don't sell the ranch. Pepita, Clarke's wife, protests that he is married to her, but Clarke tells her the ceremony was a fake. After Clarke leaves to kidnap Rose, Buddy escapes through the fireplace and frees Steve and they both race back to the ranch. Although they do not arrive in time to stop Rose's kidnapping, they rouse the ranch hands. When the posse arrives, Clarke uses Rose as a hostage, but Pepita stabs him out of revenge. Steve and Rose are reunited, and he tells her the good news about the oil, which will allow them to keep the ranch after they are married.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 28, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
5,409ft (6 reels)

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Notes

This was the first Buzz Barton western to be produced and released by Big 4. Two more films, Human Targets and Tangled Fortunes, were produced in 1932 (see below).