A cowboy called The Thunderbolt Kid comes to the aid of a town that is being threatened by outlaws who don't want a railroad to go through the town.



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Complete credited cast:
Frances Lee ...
Judy Lane
Frank Rice ...
William Gould ...
Red Matthews
Bob Kortman ...
One-Shot Mallory
Frank Beal ...
Wingate's Partner Doc
William Robyns ...
Wingate's Partner (as Bill Robyns)
Wilfred Lucas ...
Eaton - Railroad President


Red Mathews and his gang are out to stop the railroad from coming to Coyote Gulch. When gunslinger Thunderbolt arrives in town, Banker Wingate tries to get him to take the job of kicking the gang out of town. Attracted to Judy Lane he accepts. He Succeeds once but is then captured just as the gang rides to town to break up the ceremony honoring the railroad president. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A whirlwind of action!




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Release Date:

5 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Banditligans överman  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as One Man's Law (1940) See more »

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Watch out for those barstools!
18 December 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

In a town where people like to signal their arrival by shooting their guns high high up in the air! Comes a stranger who warns of the mean mean man heading up this way by the name of 'Phantom Thunderbolt'. The townspeople are predictably alarmed (except for of course, the undertaker, who starts fondling his tape measure), When Thunderbolt DOES arrive, he's actually not as bad as all that. You see, the warning stranger is actually his friend, and he just likes to do that to bring attention to himself (smart guy!). Soon, thunderbolt does do some good by ridding the town of some problematic folk. The bankers are impressed, and want Thunderbolt to be sheriff. He'll do it under one condition.. He must first get to kiss the town's only girl! The bankers agree that it's a fine idea to sell her off for this proposal (!!) and soon, Thunderbolt is fighting badasses in town so that the town will have a squeaky clean image for a chance for the railroad to come through! This is a pretty fun film, though instantly forgettable. Ken Maynard is fun as the hero, and Francis Lee is quite good too.

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