Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.
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.
When Texas Grant rides into town people think the supposedly dead Jim Rawlings has returned. After a confrontation with Utah Becker, Grant learns Helen Rawlings is about to lose her ranch to Becker. Grant then decides to stay and pose as Rawlings in an effort to help her. Written by
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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »
In the bunkhouse scene, the inexperienced Wayne is standing too close to Wallace MacDonald and Tim Mcoy. When MacDnald moves his head unexpectedly, his hat brim bangs right in Wayne's right eye. Wayne is momentarily stunned but continues on with the scene, which was evidently not reshot. See more »
Hefty - the Bartender:
You see, there's been some pretty bad cases of lead poisonin' around here - regular epidenic!
You, uh, haven't been able to find a doctor who can cure the trouble.
Hefty - the Bartender:
You can't cure dead men what's been shot in the back by a unknown killer. The best thing a fella can do is keep his mouth shut.
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entertaining and less primitive than most of the 30's westerns.
Tim McCoy rides into town and everybody starts calling him Jim. It seems he is so similar, that the barman asks him to pretend to be Jim. By doing so he gets all the bad guys against him. When he later goes to Jim's ranch even Jim's wife has a hard time to accept the fact that he is not her husband. He starts administering her ranch, from where a lot of cattle is stolen, and the only cowboy of the ranch that is friendly to him is John Wayne. If you can accept the basic point of this story that two men can be so alike (without being twin brothers), this is an entertaining film, less primitive than most of the westerns of the early thirties. It is interesting to see here how John Wayne had in him all that it took to be a great star.
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