Kid Courageous


58m 1935

Brief Synopsis

The man Bannister has sent to investigate the trouble at his mine has disappeared. This time his son Bob goes, quickly learning that Kincade is the culprit. Kincade has been taking gold from the mine and now plans to kidnap Teresa and skip across the border.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 26, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Supreme Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Commodore Pictures Corp.; State Rights; William Steiner
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

Mine owner William Bannister wants his son Bob, a natural athlete, to learn how to run the family's mining business in Arizona. However, Bannister is dissatisfied with Bob's performance, and has him thrown into a railroad freight car, where he eventually meets a promoter named Spike Grogan. Bob descends from the freight car during a stop at Preston, and he is forced at gunpoint to exchange clothes with fleeing criminal Apache Joe. Bob manages to escape the sheriff by hiding in the room of Teresa, an orphaned girl who lives with her guardian, Aunt Cynthia. While hiding out, Bob finds a note in a pocket of Apache Joe's clothing signed "K. K," which says for Apache Joe to keep Bannister Mining Co. employee Jake Gibbons, who has disappeared, prisoner in a cave. Bob suspects that Kincaid, the superintendent of Bannister's Sunset Mine, is the writer of the mysterious note, and he follows him to the saloon where he gets into a fight with Apache Joe and manages to knock him out. Spike is then hired by Kincaid, who doesn't realize that Spike and Bob are friends, to club Bob in an alley and take him to the cave. Spike pretends to take Bob captive, and the two friends then go to the cave in order to free Gibbons. Once rescued, Gibbons explains that he discovered that Kincaid had found a new vein of gold and was sneaking it through a tunnel to the Mexican side of the border. Meanwhile, Teresa overhears Aunt Cynthia and Kincaid, whom Cynthia has been attempting to persuade Teresa to marry, plotting a scheme in which Kincaid will marry and divorce Teresa, steal her inheritance and split the money with Cynthia. Teresa sends a message to Bob, with whom she is in love, then bribes Cynthia to shift her loyalty from Kincaid to her. However, Kincaid imprisons Cynthia, seizes Teresa and orders one of his henchmen to clear the path for their escape by engaging Bob in a swordfight. After disarming his opponent, Bob chases Kincaid and Teresa, and hides in a ditch in order to grab the bottom of their fleeing wagon. Kincaid goes into the mine, taking Teresa with him, but Bob rescues her and Kincaid is killed in a fall. The elder Bannister soon arrives, and Bob introduces him to his future daughter-in-law, while Spike makes plans to marry Amelia, the cook.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 26, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Supreme Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Commodore Pictures Corp.; State Rights; William Steiner
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

According to an undated, but contemporary Hollywood Reporter news item in the AFI Mayer Library, the cast and crew of Kid Courageous shot Western Justice (Supreme, 1935) simultaneously with this film.