Two Gun Justice


58m 1938

Brief Synopsis

A western town is being overrun and ruled by a gang of outlaws led by Bart (John Merton). Former Ranger Tim (Tim McCoy) is called out of retirement and assigned to clean up the gang. He disguises himself as a Mexican bandit, joins the gang and works from within.

Film Details

Also Known As
Renegade Law
Release Date
Apr 30, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Concord Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,263ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

When Bart Kane's gang terrorizes the citizens of Mesquite, Sheriff Tate decides to ask his old friend Tim Carson, a famous ranger, to leave retirement in the city and help him. Disguised as the Mexican bandit "El Voltage," meaning "The Vulture," Tim becomes friendly with Kane and is considered for membership in the gang. As himself, Tim sees a rancher named Brown about to be horsewhipped by the gang and intercedes, saving Brown and attracting Brown's daughter Nancy. Soon Kate, the owner of a local dance hall, recognizes Tim in his El Voltage disguise, but keeps silent becuse she loves him. After Kane's plans are thwarted several times, Kane tells El Voltage to kill Tim Carson. El Voltage accepts the money for "Tim's" murder, but Kate, jealous of Tim's attentions to Nancy, tells Kane El Voltage's true identity, and Tim is wounded by a member of the gang. Determined to testify at the trial of one of Kane's men for murder, Tim meets Kane on the way to court. Though Kane tries to kill him, Tim is saved by a remorseful Kate who spoils the outlaw's aim. In a shootout, Kane is killed by Tim, thus bringing peace back to Mesquite. With his job done, Tim then returns to the city.

Film Details

Also Known As
Renegade Law
Release Date
Apr 30, 1938
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Concord Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,263ft (6 reels)

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Notes

The working title of this film was Renegade Law. Some sources reviewed it as Two-Gun Justice. Motion Picture Herald listed a pre-release running time of 60 min. Modern sources add Curley Dresden and Jack Ingram to the cast.