Clay Allison (I. Stanford Jolley) engineers the Texas legislature into authorizing a bill establishing a bank in the territory---not that far-fetched of a premise for those who have observed the workings of the meet-every-other-year Texas legislature---so that he can get all the ranchers' money and savings into one accessible pile for he and his gang to take off with. Bill Carson (Buster Crabbe) and pal Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) rescue gang member moll Jean Darcy (Kay Hughes) from a stage holdup, with a consequence of Fuzzy being named the president of the new bank.Carson thinks something besides the plot stinks and noses around and puts an end to the scheme. Written by
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Put the money in one place, the better to steal it
Veteran western villain I. Stanford Jolley has persuaded the Governor of Texas to get the legislature to charter a bank in his town. Jolley who is a leading citizen is a high toned skunk of a crook to borrow a phrase from another western. He wants a bank so that all the people who keep their money in the mattress will put it in a bank that he and his henchmen have every intention of robbing.
But for Buster Crabbe in the title role they might have carried off their dastardly scheme. Crabbe is Fighting Bill Carson and he's nearly fooled by the charms of Kay Hughes who is Jolley's niece. Nearly, but not quite as Hughes makes a slip that leads to the whole scheme unraveling and a mystery being solved.
Al St. John is in this one, but technically not a sidekick though he's Crabbe's friend and owner of the general store. St. John is not as oafish or as funny as he normally is because part of the plot has him becoming the bank president. And if he were the usual Al St. John no one would have put their money in a bank run by him.
Considering this is a PRC release it's not a bad film all things considered.
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