Larson cheats Burke at cards, has him sign over the deed to his ranch disguised as an IOU, and then kills him in a supposedly fair gunfight. This sends Bill Denton into action and he robs Larson and his henchman Gabby until he has enough money to buy back the ranch. When Larson realizes he received his own money back, both Larson and his men and the Marshal go after Denton. Written by
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In this "B" western, Bill Cody plays a man named Denton that does what
about all leading early western actors are known for, as he becomes the
hero of the story by helping a youngster and thereby getting the girl
at the end of all the activity.
It is a simple concept as the boy arrives by stagecoach in order to
live with his father that has a nice ranch near town. Upon arriving,
his father is shot by the villain, Larson, that then proceeds to take
the ranch. Denton befriends the boy and vows to get the ranch back. And
by some shadowy means, that will all be forgiving later, Denton begins
his plan to give the boy back the ranch that his father wanted him to
As with most B class westerns, there is much suspicious acting going on
throughout the film. At times the acting is so poor that it almost
becomes comical. Bill Cody, that played in many of these types of
shows, was as stiff as a board and looked like someone acting for the
first time. I will give credit, as Andy Shuford, that played the boy,
and Doris Hill, that played the lovely female part, did a nice job all
around as they are the only ones that made the story bearable.
With full knowledge that this was a fast pace, and cheap western to
produce- the movie gets a five just because of the story. It is called
the "B" western scale.
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