Human Targets


1h 1m 1932

Brief Synopsis

The Dale's need money for their sick mother and Bart Travis, having found gold, says he will provide it. Duke Remsden learns of the strike and waylays Buzz Dale as he tries to record Bart's deed. Then dressed as Bart, Duke kills and robs a man. With the Sheriff after Bart, Buzz escapes capture, finds the clothes worn to impersonate Bart, and heads for the Sheriff.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1932
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jan 1932
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,500ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When Buzz meets the stagecoach to get medicine for his ailing mother, he discovers it has been attacked by bandits and catches the runaway coach. His heroism greatly impresses passengers Marjorie Stockton and her mother, but displeases Duke Remsden, who is the secret leader of the thieves. Remsden and dandy cowboy Bart Travis, who is a gold miner, vie for the affections of Buzz's sister Nellie. Remsden tries to kill Bart, whom he has framed for the robbery, when he is riding alone with Nellie, but fails due to the intervention of Buzz. When Bart strikes gold, he asks Buzz to file the claims. Remsden tries to kidnap him and steal the location maps, but Buzz escapes and files the claims. Buzz is recaptured by Remsden's gang, who hold him captive in their hideout. Remsden, wearing an outfit like Bart's, kills and robs Pop Snyder, who was carrying $3,500 in cash and had boarded his horse with Buzz at the relay station. The sheriff and his posse chase after Remsden, believing him to be Bart. Meanwhile, Buzz finds evidence of stagecoach robberies in the hideout and escapes in time to meet Bart, who heads for the relay station. Buzz explains the situation to the sheriff, while at the relay station, Remsden ties up Bart intending to hang him for Snyder's murder. He is stopped when the stablehand, Snowflake, ties his saddle to the corral, causing Remsden and his horse to fall when he attempts to ride off. Although Remsden continues to blame Bart in the presence of the sheriff, the sheriff finds Snyder's moneybelt on him. Remsden tries to escape, but Snowflake hits him on the head with a club. Bart uses his money to send Buzz and Nellie's mother on the stagecoach to see a doctor.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1932
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Jan 1932
Production Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Big 4 Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,500ft (6 reels)

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