Whistling Bullets


58m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
James Oliver Curwood's Whistling Bullets
Release Date
May 3, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the short story "The Fifth Man" by James Oliver Curwood (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
5,200ft

Synopsis

After giving an exhibition of riding for his fellow Texas Rangers, Larry Graham has his hat shot off by his captain's daughter, Anita Saunders, who wants to be the first female ranger in Texas. Her father, Captain John Saunders, tells Larry that he will be sent undercover as a prisoner to the cell of bank robber Ace Beldon at the state prison to gain Beldon's confidence. Beldon got away with bonds worth a quarter of a million dollars, which he hid before he was caught. In prison, Larry talks Beldon into escaping. Outside, fellow ranger Tim Raymond picks them up, and the three ride horses to the hideout of Beldon's partner, Dave Stone. Saunders then meets Larry in a nearby cabin, and their conversation is overheard by Sam, one of Dave's men, who tells Dave. As Tim eats with the gang, Dave passes a note around the table saying that Tim is a ranger. Beldon aims a gun at Tim, but he upends the table and escapes on his horse. The gang chases him, and after he is shot and falls down an embankment, Sam finishes him off. When Larry arrives at the hideout, he finds the note stating that Tim is a ranger and manages to escape the gang. Dave then suggests to Beldon that they should get the bonds and head for the border. Beldon, who now does not want to cut anyone else in, knocks Dave out and ties him up. Sam and another gang member see Beldon leave and follow him to a shack. They, in turn, are followed by Larry. After Sam sends his cohort back for Dave, Larry knocks out Sam and ties him up. He then enters the cabin, where Beldon has retrieved a valise hidden in the floor that contains the bonds. Beldon pulls a gun on Larry and they fight. Anita, who earlier followed her dad when he went to meet Larry because of her concern for him, enters and grabs the valise during the fight. When she rides off with a hat pulled down over her head, Dave and the others think she is Beldon and ride after her. After subduing Beldon, Larry takes a shortcut and lassoes Dave's men as they pass. Larry then catches up with Dave, who has run out of bullets, and tackles him off his horse. Larry knocks Dave out, and when Anita gives him handcuffs for Dave, Larry pins a badge on her, calls her a ranger and says that from now on she can take care of her own prisoner. Anita then handcuffs Larry, saying that he is still a wanted man, and leads him away.

Film Details

Also Known As
James Oliver Curwood's Whistling Bullets
Release Date
May 3, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the short story "The Fifth Man" by James Oliver Curwood (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
58m
Film Length
5,200ft

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Notes

The title card in the opening credits reads, "James Oliver Curwood's Whistling Bullets." Although the screen credits state that the film was copyrighted, there is no entry for the film in the copyright register. Modern sources list Herman Hack, Bill McCall and Buck Moulton as additional cast members.