Smoking Guns


1h 2m 1934

Brief Synopsis

Accused of a murder he did not commit, Ken leaves the country. Three years later Evans finds him in the jungle. When Evans dies, Ken seeing the resemblance, assumes his identity and returns to clear his name.

Film Details

Also Known As
Doomed to Die
Release Date
Jun 11, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ken Maynard Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Los Angeles--Bronson Canyon, California, United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Texan Ken Masters believes that his father Bob was framed for a crime committed by Silas Stone. When Stone orders Ken out of town, the two men fight. During their fight, Hank, Stone's son, kills his father with a rock and blames the murder on Ken. Knowing that he will not get a fair trial, Ken runs away to Mexico. Dick Evans tracks him down and arrests him. Ken admits that he was wrong to run away and agrees to return with Dick. During their trip back, Dick is attacked by crocodiles. When his leg becomes gangrenous, Ken offers to amputate it. Dick commits suicide, however, asking Ken to deliver a letter to his sweetheart, Alice Adams. Ken disguises himself as Dick and heads for the Adams' house. As Dick, he tells Captain Adams that he believes Ken to be innocent and asks permission to continue the case. Alice soon realizes that Ken is not Dick. After he gives her Dick's letter, Ken explains who he is and that he intends to prove Hank guilty of his father's murder. Alice, meanwhile, has promised to attend a Halloween party with Hank. At the dance, Hank penetrates Ken's disguise and organizes his men to ambush Ken. Ken discovers a secret passage from a mine shaft to the graveyard where he finds his father. Alice overhears Hank's plans and rides off to warn Ken. At the house, Bob tells his son that when he discovered gold under the house, Stone offered to buy it, and when he would not sell, Stone framed him. Hank's men arrive and a shootout ensues. Then the rangers, led by Adams, arrive to round up Hank's gang. Ken rescues Alice from Hank, and the two kiss as they ride off together.

Film Details

Also Known As
Doomed to Die
Release Date
Jun 11, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ken Maynard Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Los Angeles--Bronson Canyon, California, United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

The synopsis and credits were taken from a studio continuity and contemporary reviews. The film was shot on location in Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles. The film's working title was Doomed to Die, and it was reviewed as such before its release.