When Joe Kirk the Indian Agent is murdered, His adopted son Tom Kirk heads out after the killer. Finding gambler Honest John with his father's ring, Tom arrests him. But Honest John found ...
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When Joe Kirk the Indian Agent is murdered, His adopted son Tom Kirk heads out after the killer. Finding gambler Honest John with his father's ring, Tom arrests him. But Honest John found the ring on the floor when Crandall, the real killer, played in his card game. Crandall kills Honest John to keep him silent. But Tom now finds the clue that will lead him to the killer. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He may be small (5'5"), but Bob Steele is a human dynamo. Catch his acrobatics mounting a horse or his many adroit brawling moves. Then too, that hard-eyed stare is as good as Eastwood's. No doubt about it, he's a high-energy performer, never boring. Here, he's a white man who's learned Indian ways that he's using to track down his real father after baddies killed his adoptive dad. If that sounds complicatedyeah, I had trouble too. But it doesn't matter. There's some hard riding, a good surprising brawl, and even Saylor's comic relief works pretty well.
One reason to watch is a chance to see two classic Western bad guys in action. I. Stanford Jolley is the long-faced cardsharp, familiar from a hundred of these oaters. He's got a lot of lines and screen time here, but goes uncredited in the cast credits. You wonder why. Then there's rotund Charles King, taking time off from his usual gang boss, as a gang henchman with few lines and not much screen time. So why is he credited, but not Jolley! But pity poor Caren Marsh who doesn't show up until the movie's almost over.
Nothing special here, just a good solid Bob Steele programmer.
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