The Man from Sundown


58m 1939

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 15, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

When young rancher Tom Kellogg walks into the Sundown bank in the middle of a holdup by Slick Larson and his gang, Slick knocks Tom down, but the rancher sees an identifying scar on one of the men, and thus becomes the only witness who can identify any of Slick's men. After the bandits make their getaway, tensions in town escalate, and Barbara Kellogg, Tom's sister, confides her fears about Tom's safety to Texas Ranger Larry Whalen. Barbara's fears come true when one of Slick's men is captured, and as Tom takes the witness stand to identify him, he is murdered and the outlaw goes free. Barbara, frustrated by the powerlessness of the law, declares that she will capture the bandits by herself. Meanwhile, Larry formulates a different plan and, with the help of his friend, Hank Austin, infiltrates Slick's hideout, where he wins the outlaw's confidence and talks him into holding up a gold shipment. While Larry rides back to alert the rangers, Barbara, accompanied by a posse of ranchers, rides into outlaw territory, pretending to be horse traders. Barbara tricks Slick into attending an auction, where they arrest him and take him back to Sundown. To entrap the rest of the gang, Larry urges them to ride to Slick's rescue, but as they catch up to Barbara, Slick makes a dash for freedom. As Barbara recaptures Slick, the rangers arrive just in time to arrest the rest of the gang.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 15, 1939
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
6 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

This picture was also reviewed as Man from Sundown. Modern sources add Tex Cooper, Al Haskell, Kit Guard, Oscar Gahan and Frank Ellis to the cast.