Black Aces (1937)
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A mysterious blackmailing gang known as the Black Aces is terrorizing the local ranchers. Sandy McKenzie, daughter of the owner of the Half Moon ranch, and rancher Ted Ames are in love. They quarrel and Ted rides to town where he meets Jake Stoddard and Len Stoddard who lure him into a card game and he loses his ranch. Jake goes with Ted to take over his ranch, and Jake is mysteriously shot. Ted pursues the killer and is gone overnight. Len accuses Ted of the murder and declares him a member of the Black Aces. Sandy and rancher Henry Kline arrange for bank loans to meet the demands of the Black Aces. As Sandy rides home, Ted overtakes her and convinces her he did not kill Jake and is not a member of the Black Aces. Boyd Loomis and Lem Stoddard ride up and cover Ted with a gun with intentions of taking him to the sheriff. Kline helps Ted escape on Boyd's horse, and Ted finds the money Kline gave the blackmailers in Boyd's saddle bags. Ted goes to the gang's headquarters where Sandy is being held prisoner. His horse Silver leads a posse there in time to hep Ted free Sandy and capture the Black Aces gang, and leader Loomis.- Written by Les Adams <email@example.com>
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