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Alias John Law (1935)

Passed | | Western | 5 November 1935 (USA)
John Clark (Bob Steele) and his deaf pal, Bootch Collum (Buck Connors), are trailed by U. S. Marshal Lamar Bly (Jack Rockwell), who thinks they are part of The Kootney Kid's (Earl Dwire) ... See full summary »


Robert N. Bradbury


Forbes Parkhill (story)




Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Everett Tarkington 'John' Clark
Roberta Gale ... JoAnne Vallon
Buck Connors ... Bootch Collum (as Buck Conners)
Earl Dwire ... The Kootney Kid
Robert McKenzie ... Judge (as Bob McKenzie)
Steve Clark ... Simi - Henchman
Jack Rockwell ... Marshal Lamar Blyth
Roger Williams ... Sheriff
John Cowell John Cowell ... Wagner - Attorney (as Jack Cowell)


John Clark (Bob Steele) and his deaf pal, Bootch Collum (Buck Connors), are trailed by U. S. Marshal Lamar Bly (Jack Rockwell), who thinks they are part of The Kootney Kid's (Earl Dwire) gang, which had just held up the stage coach. But the gang attacks the pair, and Bly joins them in the gunfight. Bly is wounded and is taken to a Mexican's camp to recover. He gives John his badge and authorizes him to take up the hunt. The Kid, unknown to John by sight, is on a ranch which he hopes to gain legal possession of as it has oil. It is really John's by right, which he does not know until informed by his sweetheart, Joan Vallon (Roberta Gale.) The Kid has taken a letter from the stage holdup which he is using to establish his identity as the rightful owner named Everett Tarkington Clark, John's real name. John is in the courtroom when the Kid makes his claim, but his protest is overruled and he is arrested on suspicion of having killed Marshal Bly. He and Bootch escape and ride to intercept... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Los Angeles Monday 27 June 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), in Cincinnati Saturday 26 November 1949 on WLW-T (Channel 4), and in New York City Sunday 5 February 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »


Remade as West of the Brazos (1950) See more »

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Read my lips!
11 March 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Somewhat amusing Bob Steele vehicle here. First off, Bob Steele WAS one of the more handsomer cowboy actors out there, and I actually look forward to his movies. Here he plays a cowboy off to see his Mom after many a year separation. Unfortunately, when he gets into town, he finds out that dear old Mom has passed on, and that someone is trying to hustle his Mom's land to his own uses. With the help of a deaf Sidekick (!!) Steele tries to prove his case in front of a land claims court (wow, exciting.. I'm sure the judge knew this too, since he's bellowing his lines to make it more interesting). The land claims court disagrees, and tries to arrest the two for impersonating a sheriff (don't ask). So Steele has to Take The Law Into His Own Hands! Entertaining for the fact that Steele makes it entertaining, I did like the amusing performance of Buck Conners as his sidekick as well.

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