Heir to Trouble


60m 1935

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 26, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Larry Darmour Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Ken Armstrong adopts the son of his old friend, Jack Swift, and makes the young boy his partner in a dilapidated gold mine. Ken hopes to hang up his spurs and marry his longtime sweetheart, Jane Parker. Ken's plans are disrupted when the owner of the adjoining mine, John Motley, attempts to steal his mine, and the adopted boy, whom Ken has never seen before, turns out to be an infant. With Jane away, Ken asks dance hall hostess Queenie to help him with the baby. Motley, having learned that Ken's mine is worth a fortune, attempts to gain custody of the infant partner by spreading false rumors about Ken and Queenie's relationship. Motley asks the local Ladies Society to take the child away from Ken and appoint him legal guardian. Motley takes Jane to Ken's cabin to prove his claims, and after seeing Ken with Queenie, she leaves before Ken can tell her the truth. Ken and Motley get into a fight, and Motley's henchman, Ike, tries to kill Ken, but the cowboy beats him to the draw, wounding him in the shoulder. Meanwhile, Motley tells his mining engineer Dwyer to blast into Ken's mine. Ken is kidnapped by Motley's men, and held prisoner in a tool shed. His friends come to his rescue, but they are unable to capture Motley, who holds the child hostage, threatening to set off a charge of dynamite directly below them. When Motley lays the child down, Ken's horse takes the infant to safety. Ike, disillusioned with his employer, kills Motley, whose fall sets off the dynamite charge. Jane arrives just in time to see the explosion, then asks Ken to forgive her for not trusting him.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 26, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Larry Darmour Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

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