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The Fighting Sheriff (1931)

Passed  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 May 1931 (USA)
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A dying Jack makes Bob and Flash promise not to tell his sister that he was an outlaw. When Bob confronts Flash with his muffler found at the stage holdup, Flash tells Mary that Bob killed ... See full summary »

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Loretta Sayers ...
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Robert Ellis ...
Flash Halloway
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Deputy Calico Cox
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Jack Cameron
Tom Bay ...
Henchman Sam (as Tommy Bay)
Lillian Worth ...
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Tiana (as Nena Quartaro)
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Lillian Leighton ...
Aunt Sally (as Lilliane Leighton)
Silver ...
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A dying Jack makes Bob and Flash promise not to tell his sister that he was an outlaw. When Bob confronts Flash with his muffler found at the stage holdup, Flash tells Mary that Bob killed her brother. Believing he can now marry Mary, he plans one more robbery. But the jealous Tiana overhears and runs for the Sheriff. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Two-Gun Men flee when BUCK thunders down their trail!

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Romance | Western

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15 May 1931 (USA)  »

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A Força do Dever  »

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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Bob Terry: Come on out or I'm comin' in after ya.
Jack Cameron, alias Jack Smith: You better come shootin'! That's the only way you'll take me!
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Good Buck Jones Feature
15 March 2015 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Note: this review is based on a viewing of a copy that was reissued under the strengthened Production Code. that indicates it may have been substantially edited.

Buck Jones kills Paul Fix in a shootout. Before Fix dies, he makes Jones promise not to tell his sister that he was an outlaw. Of course, when the sister shows up, Jones falls in love with her and is busy tracking down Fix' other gang members.

It's a basic story that had been used earlier, most memorably in the William Hart BLUE BLAZES RAW DEN. In this one, there are some nice touches of rowdy comedy appropriate for the inherently absurd plot.

This is not a particularly elaborately produced western, but director Louis King gets everything he can out of the script and cameraman Ted Tetzlaff gets some very nice Dutch angles and moving shots. Although B westerns have a reputation for poor quality and jejune plotting, their quality varied just as much as A productions. this is a solid effort and worth an hour for anyone who is willing to be convinced.


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