Law of the Saddle


59m 1943

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 28, 1943
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 27 Jun 1943
Production Company
Sigmund Neufeld Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
5,181ft

Synopsis

Oak Bluff ranchers gather at a meeting called by rancher Tom, who points out that ever since they elected Steve Kinney to be sheriff, outlaws have run rampant in their area. Tom has sent for Rocky Cameron, The Lone Rider, to help them determine if Kinney is in league with the outlaws. Kinney, who regularly moves into a town, gets himself elected sheriff, then robs its citizens, hears of Rocky's presence and with his gang, robs and pillages the town before leaving. Rocky and his partner, Fuzzy Jones, determine that Kinney's next target is the town of Kingston. Kinney instructs his cohorts, Bart and Joe, to rob the stagecoach heading into Kingston and kidnap passenger Gayle Kirby, but their efforts are thwarted by Fuzzy, who is also riding on the stagecoach and defends it. When Kinney later overhears Fuzzy say that he can identify one of the attackers, he tells Joe to lay low, and sends his right-hand man Vic to kill Fuzzy, who has been invited by Gayle's father Dan to stay at their ranch. Vic is unable to murder Fuzzy on his buckboard because Rocky comes to his aid. Kinney is disappointed that his plan has failed, as he hoped to use Gayle's kidnapping as evidence that the town's current sheriff, Dave Barstow, is incompetent. Dave becomes jealous of Rocky because of his attentions to Gayle, and refuses to work with him. Kinney, meanwhile, is campaigning for the post of sheriff, and tries to get rid of Rocky by having Vic instigate a saloon fight. Vic is soundly trounced by Rocky, however. Dan later asks Dave to accompany him to the railroad because he will be delivering a packet of cash. Fuzzy overhears Kinney and Vic talking, and when Kinney tells Vic to bring food to Joe, Fuzzy informs Rocky that he has confirmed that Kinney was behind the assault on the stagecoach. Rocky finds Joe's hideout and attempts to take him hostage, but is surrounded by Vic and Bart, and escapes only by leaving his horse behind. The next day, Kinney leaves Rocky's horse near the scene of the crime after he robs and kills Dan, and Rocky is blamed for the attack. Rocky surrenders to Dave, but on election day, Fuzzy helps him escape from jail, then lures Vic to Boulder Creek, a remote canyon, by telling him he has found gold. Rocky plans to confront Vic and force him to give up Kinney, but he is stopped by Dave and Gayle. When Rocky promises to surrender if he cannot prove his innocence, they accompany him to Boulder Creek. Rocky is forced to beat a confession out of Vic, who reveals Kinney's involvement. Dave takes him into custody, but gunfire erupts after the rest of Kinney's gang arrives. Vic escapes during the gunfight, and while Dave takes the outlaws prisoner, Rocky chases Vic into town and confronts Kinney. When Kinney draws his gun, Rocky kills him in self-defense. With law and order restored, Rocky and Fuzzy leave Kingston, promising to return for Gayle and Dave's wedding.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 28, 1943
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 27 Jun 1943
Production Company
Sigmund Neufeld Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Producers Releasing Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
5,181ft

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Notes

Only the title credits appeared onscreen in the viewed print. Missing credits were obtained from a dialogue continuity contained in copyright records. Modern sources include Frank Hagney, Jimmy Aubrey, Wally West, Denver Dixon, Bill Wolfe, George Morrell, Herman Hack, Jack Evans, Bert Dillard and Pascale Perry in the cast. For further information on the "Lone Rider" series, consult the Series Index, and see the entry below for The Lone Rider Rides On.