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Big Boy Rides Again (1935)

Passed | | Western | 5 January 1935 (USA)
A man comes to town to claim the estate of his father, who was shot by a masked killer. He sets out to find who did it.

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Tom (as Big Boy Williams)
Constance Bergen ...
Nancy Duncan (as Connie Bergen)
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John Duncan (as Chas. French)
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Tap Smiley
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Hartecker (as Wm. Gould)
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Windy
Frank Ellis ...
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Louis Vincenot ...
Sing Fat (as Louis Vin Cenet)

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Receiving an urgent letter from his father to return home, Tom Duncan arrives to find him murdered. When his servant and then his sidekick disappear, Tom sees a masked stranger leaving the ranch and chases him. But the stranger's men are waiting and Tom soon finds himself a prisoner. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred in Milwaukee Saturday 17 January 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3); other early local telecasts include New York City7 Thursday 2 December 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) , and Los Angeles Sunday 30 April 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13) . See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene on the wagon, in long shots Tom is wearing his hat. When it switches to a closeup, his hat is lying in the bed of the wagon. Thus, in switching back and forth between long shots and closeups, his hat is magically on and off. See more »

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Guinn Is Big, But The Movie Isn't
10 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Guinn "Big Boy" Williams returns home to his estranged father's ranch to find the old man murdered by any one of several potential villains. It seems he was killed over a substantial amount of cash he'd hidden somewhere in the house, but didn't get around to disclosing the whereabouts of.

It's interesting to see character actor and sometimes sidekick Williams in a starring role. However, despite a few good action scenes, the picture's way too slow, with not enough of the good stuff in the first half. Still, it's hard to entirely dislike an old movie with secret passages and a masked killer creeping around, waiting to get people.

Big Boy is likable enough and an adequate hero. He should have picked a better starring vehicle though.


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