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Empty Holsters (1937)

Passed  |   |  Romance, Western  |  10 July 1937 (USA)
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Ace owns just about everything around except for the Bank, which is owned by John Ware. Ace also has his eye on Judy, but Judy only has eyes for Clay. Since Ace is a crook, he holds up the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ...
Clay Brent (as Dick Foran the Singing Cowboy)
Patricia Walthall ...
Judy Ware
Emmett Vogan ...
Ace Cain
Glenn Strange ...
Tex Roberts (as Glen Strange)
Smoke ...
Smoke, Clay's Horse (as Smoke the Wonder Horse)
Anderson Lawler ...
Buck McGovern (Govern in Credits)
Wilfred Lucas ...
John Ware
Tom Brower ...
Dad Brent
George Chesebro ...
Cutter Smith (as George Cheeseboro)
Charles Le Moyne ...
Tom Raines (as Charles LeMoyne)
Edmund Cobb ...
Sheriff Cal Hardin
J.P. McGowan ...
U.S. Marshal Billy O'Neill
Milton Kibbee ...
Jim Hall (as Milt Kibbee)
Earl Dwire ...
Dr. J.M. 'Doc' Eagan
Henry Otho ...
Charlie, Ace's Henchman


Ace owns just about everything around except for the Bank, which is owned by John Ware. Ace also has his eye on Judy, but Judy only has eyes for Clay. Since Ace is a crook, he holds up the stage and has his cronies swear that Clay was the bandit which gets Clay 10 years in jail. After he gets out in 5 for good behavior, Clay sets out to find who framed him and stole the stage strongbox. Since the sheriff does not like Clay, he takes his guns away as part of his probation and it makes Clay a target for the Ace gang. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Romance | Western


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Release Date:

10 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime au Far West  »

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The Prairie Is My Home
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by Dick Foran and at the end
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In love and the future seems rosy
18 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Dick Foran could have been better served with some better editing and script in Empty Holsters. Only briefly does Foran have Empty Holsters, most of the time he goes around weaponless because he's on parole from the territorial prison.

Things at one time were pretty rosy for Foran, he's an amiable sort of cowboy hero with a good baritone, one that served him well in film musicals, as a singing cowboy, and in a revival of A Connecticut Yankee on Broadway. He and Patricia Walthall, daughter of the bank president are in love and the future seems rosy.

But they don't reckon with Emmet Vogan a villain in the Snidely Whiplash tradition who has designs on Walthall. He frames Foran for a stagecoach holdup and Foran goes to prison. Not helping is the fact that the sheriff's brother was killed in said holdup. After he's paroled, Foran as all parolees can't carry weapons.

Glenn Strange is on hand, usually a villain in these horse operas, but here he's the hero's pal. Empty Holsters was good for Saturday matinée crowd for whom this was good fare. It doesn't wear well though.

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