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 ...
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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