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Drum Taps (1933)

Passed  -  Action | Western  -  24 January 1933 (USA)
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Skinner and his gang are grabbing land from the ranchers. When they go after Kerry's ranch Ken stops them. Skinner frames Ken for rustling but the Sheriff is on Ken's side, and with the ... See full summary »

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Skinner and his gang are grabbing land from the ranchers. When they go after Kerry's ranch Ken stops them. Skinner frames Ken for rustling but the Sheriff is on Ken's side, and with the help of his brother Earl's Boy Scout troup they go after the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Apart from the Scouts, it's a pretty typical B-western
10 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have no idea why this film is called "Drum Taps". All I know is that it's pretty much a formula picture starring Ken Maynard. It begins with some henchmen trying to force Grandpa off his land. Fortunately, his granddaughter (Dorothy Dix) escapes and gets help. When Ken Maynard shows up to save the day, he takes on two men with absolutely NO help from Grandpa--who just stands there when our hero is fighting to save him! Thanks, Gramps! By the way, late in the film an identical situation arises and Dix just stands there when Maynard comes to save her! I HATE this cliché, as only total idiots would just stand there--one of them SHOULD have bonked one of the baddies on the head with something to help the hero! The film all boils down to the same plot you'll find in 1834234 other westerns--a greedy bad guy who wants everyone's land AND wants to rustle everyone's cattle. No major surprises here EXCEPT the inexplicable addition of a troop of Boy Scouts who help Ken in his task of defeating the forces of evil as well as one of the most ridiculously complicated murders in film history! Not a terrible film--just not a very good one, either.

By the way, if you get a chance, read the IMDb biography on Ken Maynard. I honestly cannot recall a bio as negative as this one and it definitely holds no punches!


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