The Pocatello Kid
Cast & Crew
Pete Larkin, the head of a gang of rustlers, is trying to force his niece Mary to wed crooked sheriff Jim Bledsoe, whom she hates, but before the wedding, Jim is killed during a card game. His twin brother, the Pocatello Kid, is wounded when he escapes from jail and returns home to recover. The Kid passes out just as he arrives in town and, seeing an opportunity to cover up Jim's death, Larkin tells the posse that Jim's body is that of the Pocatello Kid. When the Kid wakes up, Larkin tells him that he accidentally killed his own brother and must take Jim's place. Jim was a crooked sheriff, but now that the ranchers think that he killed the Pocatello Kid, they take advantage of his changed attitude toward criminals to ask him to round up the rustlers who have been terrorizing them. The Kid is really a good man and, because he has fallen in love with Mary, carries out the arrests. After one of the rustlers is arrested, however, he offers to name Jim's real murderer in exchange for his release. After he learns the truth, the Kid continues to round up Larkin's gang. Out of revenge, Larkin reveals the Kid's identity, but when the ranchers discover that he has rounded up the entire gang, they ask him to continue to act as their sheriff. The Kid agrees and he and Mary plan their wedding.
The film's pre-release title was Fighting Mad. Motion Picture Herald credits Earle Snell with the screenplay while the copyright names Scott Darling. Neither was credited on the viewed print. Modern sources add the following credits to the cast: Lafe McKee, Jack Rockwell, Bert Lindley, Bob Reeves, Bud Osborne, Jack Ward.