The H&L Lumber Company headed by Henry Lorimer and his daughter "Perry", receives a huge national defense order, and prepares to cut the dangerous Antler Valley tract. Eastern dude John ... See full summary »
The H&L Lumber Company headed by Henry Lorimer and his daughter "Perry", receives a huge national defense order, and prepares to cut the dangerous Antler Valley tract. Eastern dude John Gordon applies for a lumberjack's job and Lorimer hires him. Soon, a series of accidents occur, topped by a forest fire of unknown origin, in which Lorimer is killed. Perry decides to carry on in her father's place, despite the objections of camp manager Barnes, who covets the company. The storehouse, where the dynamite needed to clear an avalanche is stored, explodes and Barnes blames Gordon. The latter has some cartridge cases used by the rifleman to explode the storehouse, and Barnes instructs his henchman Hodge Mason to get the evidence and kill Gordon. Perry overhears and attempts to stop them, but Barnes knocks her unconscious and puts her in the cab of a runaway train. Unable to keep Mason from reaching the plunger to set off an explosion to wreck the train, Gordon boards the speeding engine and... Written by
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You gotta hand it to PRC, they managed to produce a long series of dreadful films during the life of this poverty row studio--and "Law of the Timber" is yet another.
The film manages to be about lumber AND national defense--no mean feat! It seems that the entire fate of the free world depends on a group of lumbermen harvesting trees which will be used for national defense!! And, Yumpin' Yimminy, they're gonna do it! And, why do I keep saying 'Yumpin' Yimminy'?! Well, because one of the most stereotypical and annoying characters ALWAYS seems to be saying this--as if, perhaps, it's the result of a brain injury! It really got on my nerves and I gave up counting after he said it for the 3723934th time! As for the rest of these actors, they were mostly pretty dull--as was the bizarre script. In fact, I think I am being a bit charitable giving it a 3. Dumb and silly.
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