It's good guy Carson and the Poncho Riders against bad guy Slavin and his gang. When Cameron tries to quit the gang, Cheyenne Charlie is sent to kill him. But Cameron, alerted by danny's ...
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It's good guy Carson and the Poncho Riders against bad guy Slavin and his gang. When Cameron tries to quit the gang, Cheyenne Charlie is sent to kill him. But Cameron, alerted by danny's dog, kills Charlie instead. Sentenced to be hung, the Poncho riders are out to save him. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <email@example.com>
Worthwhile early B-western talkie despite missing footage
The DVD of "Two Fisted Justice" that is put out by Sinister Cinema has the first nineteen or so minutes missing from the film's original footage; this segment apparently contains the scenes where Tom Tyler meets with Abraham Lincoln regarding his new mission of being a scout in a region of the South following the Civil War. Consequently, "Two Fisted Justice" runs 44 minutes, briefer than most of Tyler's from the early 1930's which he made for Trem Carr and Monarch.
Tyler's character, Kentucky Carson, rescues Danny (Bobby Nelson) from a covered wagon raided by Indians who killed the boy's guardians. Carson takes Danny and his pet dog in under his wing. A certain degree of lawlessness reigns in town, and Danny becomes witness to the murder of Cheyenne Charlie (Pedro Regas), a local henchman.
There are a few factors which make "Two Fisted Justice" different from Tyler's other westerns of that time period. Tom is seen wearing fringed leather, sometimes with a poncho as he leads his gang into a town where a plot to commit a robbery is about to take place. The missing nineteen minutes also makes the story difficult to follow at times; for example, Tyler is seen holding and reading a letter from the President himself in the middle of the story. There are also a few intense moments in the story, particularly when the boy Danny is being drilled by a group of men as to who shot Cheyenne Charlie; the threat of having his pet dog shot if the boy did not spill the wanted facts (the viewer only hears the shot; the dog is not actually shot for we see Danny playing with his pet later on). On the positive side, "Two Fisted Justice" is also one of Tyler's early talkies and while his dialogue is actually much better than his first non-serial talkie "West of Cheyenne" (1931), no doubt he received a lot of practice, as this film was the seventh of ninth that was made and released in 1931. "Two Fisted Justice" is a must- have for all Tyler fans and any other fans of early B-western talkies.
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