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Black Aces (1937)

Approved | | Action, Western | 5 September 1937 (USA)
When Len Stoddard wins Ted Ames ranch in a poker game he sends his brother Jake along with Ted to take over the ranch. When Jake is found murdered he offers a reward for the capture of Ted ... See full summary »

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Homer Truesdale
Raymond Brown ...
Henry Kline
Fred MacKaye ...
Len Stoddard
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Wolf Whalen (as Robert Kortman)
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Bridge Guard
W.E. Lawrence ...
Henchman Boyd Loomis
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Cowhand Ike Bowlaigs
Robert McKenzie ...
Mailman Hank Farnum (as Bob McKenzie)
Charles Le Moyne ...
Sheriff Joe Potter (as Chas. Le Moyne)
Lee Shumway ...
Henchman
Arthur Van Slyke ...
Prospector Silver-Tip Joe
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Jess Walker
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Jake Stoddard (as Bernard Phillips)
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When Len Stoddard wins Ted Ames ranch in a poker game he sends his brother Jake along with Ted to take over the ranch. When Jake is found murdered he offers a reward for the capture of Ted who now is believed to be a member of the Black Aces gang. Ted finds the probable location of the gang's hideout and sets out to clear himself. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HE SHOT FROM THE HIP AND SWUNG FROM ANYWHERE! Blackmailers framed him but he criss-crossed when they double-crossed! See more »

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Action | Western

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5 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Ases Negros  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Lesley Selander actually directed much of the picture, but due to clashes with star/producer Buck Jones, his name was taken off the credits as director and Jones' was put in. See more »

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10 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another rip roaring western from Buck Jones. Jones co-directed,produced and starred in this formula "b" western.Jones play's a devil may care rancher who takes life's worries a day at a time. When his intended engagement with childhood sweetheart Sandy McKenzie falls apart,Jones heads to town,and loses his ranch in a poker game.The shady card dealer Len Stoddard sends his brother Jake to ride with Jones to remove his property. While there ,Jake is killed. Jones is accused and has to flee the law.A gang called the Black Aces is extorting money from the citizens of Sweetwater ,sending black ace calling cards to their intended victims.Jones sets out to clear his name.In a scant 59 minutes, Jones gets the bad guys and renews his romance with Sandy.As in most of his films,Jones's easy going style and sense of humor makes for an enjoyable hour. Jones horse Silver gets to show off also. Veteran baddie Bob Kortman is along with Robert Frazier.Kay Linaker makes a strong leading lady. Viewers of the much later Dragnet series will recognize Barney Phillips as Jake.William Sickner lensed the film,with Cliff Lyons stunting for Jones .Print is so so. 59 minutes.Released by Universal. 6 stars.


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