Frontier Town


59m 1938

Brief Synopsis

Regan is passing off counterfeit money at rodeos betting on his man Denby. When Tex appears and wins all the events, Regan has him accused of murder. As Tex looks for the counterfeiters, his pals Stubby and Pee Wee keep the Sheriff off his trail.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 4, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Boots and Saddles Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

After rodeo rider Tex Lansing wins the Prairie City rodeo, he gives his prize money to his pals Pee Wee and Stubby for safekeeping. They are lured into a crooked poker game by Nat Regan, a man who lost a lot of money betting on Tex's rival, Pete Denby, and as Stubby starts to lose, Pee Wee goes for Tex, who has been having an argument with Gail Hawthorne, the operator of a pin game at the rodeo. Tex then goes to the poker game and, realizing that card player Clem Brooks is cheating with Regan's help, takes over Stubby's hand. When Tex catches Regan trying to slip Brooks a card, a fight breaks out, during which Brooks is shot by Regan. When the sheriff arrives, however, Regan accuses Tex of the crime and Tex is arrested. Tex soon escapes, however, and is joined by Stubby and Pee Wee. They go to Frontier Town where Tex again meets Gail, who gets him a job at the rodeo, but who secretly hopes that she can collect a reward for turning him in. Soon Tex asks the rodeo proprietor, Pop Pearson, to place a bet with Regan on Pete and insist that Regan's stake be kept in the safe. At the rodeo, Regan hears that federal agents are after him for counterfeiting, and he robs the safe to get his counterfeit money back. After again winning the rodeo, Tex learns about Regan's theft and goes to the local sheriff to identify himself as a federal agent. Now realizing her mistake, Gail asks to go with Tex as he pursues Regan. After Regan and his gang are captured, Tex, Gail, Stubby and Pee Wee return to town.

Film Details

Release Date
Mar 4, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Boots and Saddles Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

Film Daily and New York Times both credit Parsons with the screenplay, although copyright information, SAB and Variety list Kelso. In the copyright materials, Parsons is listed as the supervisor, and Finney as producer, while in the SAB, Finney is executive producer and Parsons is producer. Film Daily and Variety both list Finney simply as producer. As Finney usually acted as executive producer for his films, it is possible that Parsons was both a producer and screenwriter, but did not receive an onscreen writing credit. According to modern sources, Hank Worden and John Elliott were also in the cast.