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The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)

Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. ... See full summary »

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Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards, Blake tries to find Jackson. Learning that Thorne and his gang hold him prisoner, he and his men trail them. When Thorne's gang gets the drop on them, Slim puts his ventriloquism to work. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ROARING ROUND-UP OF SONG-STUDDED THRILLS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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This movie and the lead actor Herb Jeffries is mentioned in an episode of Oz by the character Omar White. See more »

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I'm a Happy Cowboy
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Interesting Race Western
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Bronze Buckaroo, The (1939)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Interesting, if not too original, all black cast western has a gang of cowboys showing up to visit a friend when they learn he's disappeared. After some investigating it turns out that he's been kidnapped by a crazy man (Spencer Williams) and his gang who want him to sign over his property. The story isn't too original but I was surprised to see how well written some of this film is. There's quite a bit of comic relief that works very well and gets several laughs including a joke involving a talking mule and there's some card shark stuff that comes off very good. Performances range from good to poor with Williams coming off the best. This is nothing great but it's interesting nonetheless. Also included is some great music.


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