Fargo Express


1h 1m 1932

Brief Synopsis

When Mort loses his and Ken's money at poker, Goss gets him to rob the stage. He is captured, identified by his palomino horse. Ken tries to clear him by robbing a stage while riding a palomino, but he also gets caught.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 20, 1932
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
K.B.S. Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
World Wide Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,592ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Morton Clark, a young outlaw, is chased by two men whom he cheated at poker and then robbed. He finds a cabin where he shaves off his beard and dons a suit that he finds. When the pursuers arrive, they do not recognize him, and he serves them some beans that are cooking over the fire. Ken, a rancher-turned-miner discovers Morton in his cabin, and recognizes him from a picture he has in his trunk. After Morton's pursuers leave, Ken informs Morton that his sister, Helen Clark, has been looking for him since he left her in Kansas City to head out West. While Ken was bringing some cattle in to Kansas City, Helen contacted him and gave him Morton's picture, with instructions that he should contact her if Morton was ever located. Ken hires Mort to keep him straight until his sister arrives. Ken later sends Morton to Sam Goss to trade in their gold for cash, but Goss gets Morton drunk and he loses all the money at poker. At Goss's suggestion, a remorseful Morton agrees to hold up the Fargo Express stagecoach. Although Ken tries to cover for him, Morton, after hiding the booty, is arrested just as Helen arrives. While Morton is in jail, Ken catches a wild palomino that looks like Morton's horse. Ken breaks the horse and later uses it to fake a hold up of the stage, hoping to clear Morton, since the strongest evidence against him is the fact that he owns the only known palomino in the territory. Ken is shot in the arm before he even gets close to the stagecoach, however, and the drivers report that the bandit is at it again. Unsure of Ken's reliability, Helen tells the sheriff Ken also has a palomino, and the sheriff tries to arrest him. Goss meanwhile breaks Morton out of jail, intending to silence him after he gets the stolen money, and locks him in a cabin. Ken escapes from the sheriff and leaves a note for Goss, after helping Morton escape. Ken convinces the sheriff to let him prove the identity of the true bandits and leads him to the hidden gold. The sheriff attempts to arrest Goss, but his men save him, and he hides in a cabin. After a struggle between Ken and Goss, Ken wins, and a posse arrests Goss. Ken and Helen become engaged.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 20, 1932
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
K.B.S. Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
World Wide Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,592ft (6 reels)

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A modern source includes Hank Bell and Bud McClure in the cast.