When Owens' gang shoots it out in a New York nightclub, detective Breezy Kildare is wounded. After he recovers he takes a vacation at his father's ranch in Wyoming. Here he meets Owens again and finds him running a protection racket. When Breezy tries to stop him, Owens makes plans to eliminate Breezy. Written by
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In the scene where Butch Owens and his gang pull up in a car next to a herd of grazing cattle, and Al wants to machine-gun them, the reflection of a parked vehicle--apparently a camera truck--can be seen on the side of the car, and a man, obviously a crew member, can be seen walking in front of it.. See more »
Rex Bell who married Clara Bow and then went on to be Lt.Governor of Nevada after leaving the screen stars in this film with cowboys versus gangsters. This was done for Monogram Pictures with a minuscule budget and a lot of stock footage.
Nevertheless the film has its interesting points concerning the cowboy and gangster culture clashing in the modern west of 1932.
Bell's gone east to be a newspaper reporter and gets himself shot in the middle of a gang shootout. Rest is what the doctor prescribes and Bell goes back to his old ranch a little bit away from Cheyenne.
Where he finds that the local Cattleman's Association is just a dressed up protection racket and run by one of the gangsters he left on Broadway.
All I can say is that the ending clearly marks this as a pre-code picture. And look to the classic story in the many versions of The Virginian to see how things were handled.
Bell's no great actor, but he looks good tall in the saddle. Clara Bow sure thought so. Preston Sturges regular Al Bridge is one of the gangsters and Gabby Hayes has a scraggly beard, but a huge walrus mustache and his character is named just that, Walrus.
B western fans might like this.
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