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Code of the Outlaw (1942)

Approved | | Western | 30 January 1942 (USA)
After a payroll robbery the Mesquiteers catch up with the gang. But the members escape, the gang leader is killed, and they end up with only the leaders young son who is quickly sent to a ... See full summary »

Director:

John English

Writers:

Barry Shipman (original screenplay), William Colt MacDonald (characters)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Tucson Smith
Tom Tyler ... Stony Brooke
Rufe Davis ... Lullaby Joslin
Weldon Heyburn ... Pop Hardin
Benny Bartlett ... Tim Hardin (as Bennie Bartlett)
Linda Leighton ... Sue Dayton (as Melinda Leighton)
Donald Curtis ... Taggart - Henchman
John Ince ... Sheriff Ed Stoddard
Kenne Duncan ... Plug - Henchman (as Ken Duncan)
Phil Dunham ... Boyle
Max Waizmann Max Waizmann ... Dr. Horace M. Beagle (as Max Waizman)
Chuck Morrison Chuck Morrison ... Wounded Henchman
Carleton Young ... Henchman
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Storyline

After a payroll robbery the Mesquiteers catch up with the gang. But the members escape, the gang leader is killed, and they end up with only the leaders young son who is quickly sent to a work farm. They adopt the boy hoping to learn where the money is. Just as their kindness is about to pay off a gang member takes the boy away forcing him to retrieve the money. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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YOUR FAVORITE ACTION-HUNTING...TROUBLE-LOVING TRIO! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riders of the Sunset Trail See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Riders of the Black Hills (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Rootin' Tootin' Terror of the West
Written by Hy Heath
Performed by Rufe Davis
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"The Three Best Men In The West"
22 June 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Another outlaw reign is threatening a certain locale in the west so the sheriff sends for who he describes as 'The three best men in the west. That can be none other than the 3 Mesquiteers played in this film by Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, and Rufe Davis.

The job here is cracking the loyalty of young Benny Bartlett to his outlaw father Weldon Heyburn. Heyburn heads the gang and has told young Bartlett that there's nothing lower than a squealer. Advice Bartlett takes to heart even after Heyburn is killed and he goes to live with the Mesquiteers. He won't violate the Code Of The Outlaw.

This Mesquiteer film is nicely paced with good performances especially out of young Bartlett. Benny had more dialog here than he ever had as a Bowery Boy.


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