Starring Tim McCoy, one of the best of the cowboys, "Code of the Cactus" had a sterling cast, with such shining lights as Art Davis and Kermit Maynard among the uncredited.
Usually, I don't like mixing horses and trucks; it seems anachronistic.
This time, though, there is no conflict of eras or settings, and everything fits together.
It had been a long time since I had seen Col. Tim, and though I already knew he was a great cowboy, it turns out he's a pretty good actor, too.
And Art Davis, who has starred in some dismal features, showed here he could by gosh sing.
Too often, low-budget features limit the number of speaking parts, but "Code of the Cactus" has a plenitude of characters given a chance to show that, yes, they might be villains, but they're people too, and have their own individual personalities.
Ben Corbett is someone of whom I had known nothing, but he is obviously a talented actor.
My hero Dave O'Brien is here too, and even a bad movie is made better by his presence.
This is already a good movie, and Dave O'Brien with Tim McCoy makes it even a great movie.
I just hope that, when you get to watch it, it's all there.