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The Montana Kid finds young Andy Shuford and Doris Hill arriving in
Montana to settle their with relatives, Hill with her uncle the marshal
Gordon DeMain and Andy with his father, rancher John Elliott.
Anticipating his son's arrival, Elliott goes out on a toot and it's an inebriated Elliott who gets into a card game where villain William Thorne cheats him out his ranch and then shoots him. Just as the stagecoach is arriving with Shuford. With nowhere else to go, young Andy comes under the protection of Bill Cody.
Of course cowboy hero Cody then proceeds on his own scheme to right the wrongs of the situation. More I cannot say without revealing too much of this western.
Made for Monogram, this is one of the better Cody westerns from the Thirties, B western action fans will still enjoy this one.
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 have.
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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