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Black Aces (1937)

When Len Stoddard wins Ted Ames ranch in a poker game he sends his brother Jake along with Ted to take over the ranch. When Jake is found murdered he offers a reward for the capture of Ted ... See full summary »


Buck Jones, Lesley Selander (uncredited)


Frances Guihan (screenplay), Stephen Payne (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Buck Jones ... Ted Ames
Kay Linaker ... Sandy McKenzie
Robert Frazer ... Homer Truesdale
Raymond Brown Raymond Brown ... Henry Kline
Fred MacKaye ... Len Stoddard
Bob Kortman ... Wolf Whalen (as Robert Kortman)
Ben Corbett ... Bridge Guard
W.E. Lawrence ... Henchman Boyd Loomis
Frank Campeau ... Cowhand Ike Bowlaigs
Robert McKenzie ... Mailman Hank Farnum (as Bob McKenzie)
Charles Le Moyne ... Sheriff Joe Potter (as Chas. Le Moyne)
Lee Shumway ... Henchman
Arthur Van Slyke Arthur Van Slyke ... Prospector Silver-Tip Joe
Charles King ... Jess Walker
Barney Phillips ... Jake Stoddard (as Bernard Phillips)


When Len Stoddard wins Ted Ames ranch in a poker game he sends his brother Jake along with Ted to take over the ranch. When Jake is found murdered he offers a reward for the capture of Ted who now is believed to be a member of the Black Aces gang. Ted finds the probable location of the gang's hideout and sets out to clear himself. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Two-Fisted Fury on a FOUR-LEGGED DEVIL! He wrote the blackmailer's names on his bullets and "delivered" every one. See more »


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Release Date:

5 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ases Negros See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lesley Selander actually directed much of the picture, but due to clashes with star/producer Buck Jones, his name was taken off the credits as director and Jones' was put in. See more »


Sheriff Joe Potter: Come on boys, he has something on his mind... follow that horse!
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Buck and Silver save the day!
16 December 2018 | by glennstenbSee all my reviews

Buck Jones as Ted Ames efficiently clears his name and rights wrongs in "Black Aces" with a focused technician-like approach, having some adventurous moments thrown in along the way. Buck Jones is a good actor, negating the desire for the viewer to judge Buck's reactions to events and his micro-moods. One surprisingly out-of -character moment for a Buck Jones portrayal was when Buck aimed his rifle at someone who he thought was a member of the badmen gang from a distance and said to his captive bad guy "I should bump him off just for fun." Did he really mean it, or did he say it just for the consumption of his hombre' in tow? I will say also that the pivotal scene paramount in engendering the need for the story was memorably and swiftly gruesome. There is a lot of dust kicked up by furiously galloping mounted horses, and Buck's beautiful, spirited horse Silver gets to proudly shine in this film, too. Silver really saves the day! It is so interesting to note, too, how Charles King, already a star in 1937 in supporting roles in these westerns, could make an appearance and utter only one or two lines. Yes, those were the days! All in all, "Black Aces" has a big cast, lots of action, and an adult air about it and is a good one for B-western fans to watch.

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