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The Gunman from Bodie (1941)

Approved | | Western | 26 September 1941 (USA)
Buck poses as a wanted killer and Sandy as a cook as the trio help ranchers stop a ruthless crook from taking over the area s water rights and help an orphaned baby.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writer:

Adele Buffington (original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buck Jones ... Marshal Buck Roberts - alias Bob 'Bodie' Bronson
Tim McCoy ... Marshal Tim McCall
Raymond Hatton ... Sandy Hopkins
Christine McIntyre ... Alice Borden (as Christine MacIntyre)
Dave O'Brien ... Joe Martin (as David O'Brien)
Robert Frazer ... Wyatt
Charles King ... Steve Dunn - Henchman
Lynton Brent ... Red - Henchman
Max Waizmann Max Waizmann ... Sheriff Cox (as Max Waizman)
Gene Alsace ... Henchman
John Merton ... Bill Cook - Henchman
Frank LaRue ... Jud Mason
Silver Silver ... Silver - Buck's Horse
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Storyline

The Rough Riders are after a gang of rustlers. Marshal Roberts is posing as a wanted outlaw, McCall is the Marshal supposedly after him, and Sandy is on hand as a cook. Roberts hopes his joining the gang will help bring them in. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Man from Brodie See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Great Western Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Christine McIntyre and Lynton Brent were under contract to Columbia Pictures--apparently they were loaned out to Monogram for this "Rough Riders" series--and appeared in many of that studio's comedy shorts, especially those of The Three Stooges. They appeared together in what many consider to be the Stooges' best short, Micro-Phonies (1945). See more »

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Alice Borden: Dad improved the place a lot, but it's still the same old Circle B, isn't it, Joe?
Joe Martin: [after some gentle laughter] I knew you'd still love it, Alice. I guess people just don't forget the good things they had when they were kids.
Alice Borden: [after a pause] But the best of these good things are gone. My father... and yours.
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Followed by Down Texas Way (1942) See more »

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Triangular strategy
18 March 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Monogram's Rough Riders, their version of the Three Mesquiteers work the inside and outside of the law in this film, The Gunman From Bodie. The title role goes to Buck Jones who is infiltrating a gang of rustlers to find out who their leader is. The rustlers have themselves been hired by Alice McIntyre and Dave O'Brien who own a ranch which was inherited by McIntyre after her father and all of his hands were massacred by the same rustlers. The two young people are having their ranch and other affairs run by lawyer Robert Frazer who is the organizer of the rustlers.

While Jones infiltrates the gang as a notorious outlaw, Tim McCoy comes to town as a US marshal sent to investigate. Raymond Hatton goes undercover as a cook at the O'Brien/McIntyre spread. Working a triangular strategy the bad guys are brought to justice.

Jones, McCoy, and Hatton worked very well together as the Rough Riders. In fact so well that in the end all the bad guys are wrapped neatly together in one location without firing a shot.

This film does have a bit more plot to it than your ordinary B western. But that makes it all the better for the adults.


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