5 user 1 critic

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.


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)


Adele Buffington (original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)

Watch Now

With Prime Video



Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Buck Roberts is leading a wagon train of railroad supplies and Jim Corkle and his henchman Loder are out to stop them by using white men dressed as Indians for the attacks.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Mona Barrie, Raymond Hatton
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The sixth film of Monogram's eight-film series, "The Rough Riders", has U. S. Marshals Buck Roberts (Buck Jones) and Tim McCall (Tim McCoy) coming to a Texas town to visit their friend, U. ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
Arizona Bound (1941)
Certificate: Passed Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Rough Riders are called upon to help save a stagecoach line.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When two outlaws are released from prison, they travel to Arizona to "take care of" the newly retired Marshal that put them behind bars.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gang of rustlers blackmails young Joe Collins into helping them, Sandy poses undercover as a janitor in the leader's saloon, and Buck impersonates a well-known crooked fence.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Rough Riders arrive to fight Rand, Ludlow and their gang. Buck poses as a preacher, Tim as a preacher, and Sandy as an undertaker. Buck not only wants the outlaws, but also their unknown boss.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Corrupt businessman Mason and larcenous banker Miller combine to rustle the cattle and foreclose on the mortgages of local ranchers to gain control of the valley. but the undercover Riders thwart their plans.

Director: Howard Bretherton
Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde


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


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Approved | See all certifications »






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 »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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 »


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.
See more »


Followed by Down Texas Way (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed