John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

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John Drury agrees to look for the outlaw known as the Hawk and Henry Simms volunteers to help him. But Simms is the Hawk and he leaves Drury on the desert to die. Simms then kills a man and plants John's harmonica at the scene. With the help of his horse Duke, John returns only to find that he is accused of murder and about to face the hanging Judge. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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YIPEE! Here Come The Ridin', Fightin' King of the Range! (1939 reissue poster)

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Romance | Western

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27 August 1932 (USA)  »

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When the horse tries to untie the knot to free Drury the knot changes several times. He actually reties it once by mistake. See more »

Quotes

John Drury: There's one point you fooled me on, Sims. I didn't figure you for a coward. Haven't got the nerve to give me a break in a fair fight!
Henry Sims: [Leaving him tied up in the desert to die] You asked to play a lone hand, didn't ya? Well, you're gonna play it all by yourself!
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Spoofed in Ride Him, Bosko! (1932) See more »

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My Pony Boy
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Charley O'Donnell
Lyrics by Bobby Heath
Played during the opening credits
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Worth watching!
8 August 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I really liked this short movie (55 minutes on TNT), mostly because of a very young John Wayne and a lovely Ruth Hall. There are some serious flaws (like when the villain leaves Duke with John Wayne out in the desert), but overall a very enjoyable film.


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