Flaming Lead


57m 1939

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Colony Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m

Synopsis

When her father, an Arizona rancher, is killed by horse rustlers, Kay Burke wires his partner, Frank Gordon, for help in running the ranch. Gordon, who has been drinking heavily in Chicago, ignores Kay's appeal. At a nightclub, Gordon meets performing cowboy Ken Clark when the cowboy saves him from being robbed. Ken takes the inebriated Gordon back to his hotel room, where he reads Kay's plea for help. To escape his overly eager fiancée, Gordon hires Ken to go to Arizona with him, but upon their arrival in Mesquite, Gordon tells everyone that he is Gordon's secretary and that Ken is Gordon. Posing as Gordon, Ken rides out to Kay's ranch and learns that she has just ten days to deliver 3,000 horses to the army or lose her contract. Unknown to Kay, Jim Greeley, the owner of the town's saloon, Daggett, the army agent; and her own foreman Tex are in league to steal her horses and thus deprive her of the contract. At the ranch, Ken discloses his real identity to Panhandle, Kay's loyal ranch hand, and the two begin to work together to defeat the rustlers. When Ken sees Tex talking to Daggett, he becomes suspicious and tells Panhandle to follow Daggett, while he trails Tex. After trailing Tex to the rustlers' hideout, Ken rides back to the ranch, where he discovers that Panhandle has been murdered by Daggett. Meanwhile, back in town, a drunken Gordon carelessly reveals his real identity to Greeley, who then kidnaps Gordon and tells the sheriff that Ken is an imposter. As the sheriff readies to arrest Ken, the cowboy bursts into his office and announces that Daggett and Tex are involved in rustling. When the sheriff refuses to believe him, Ken hits him and escapes, pursued by a posse. Ken cleverly leads the posse to the rustlers' hideout, where after a daring shootout, Greeley and his men are brought to justice.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Colony Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m

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Trivia

Notes

Modern sources add John Merton and Carl Mathews to the cast and credit Alfred Stern as production manager.