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The working title for this film was Smoking Six Guns . According to modern sources, the cast also included Joe Yrigoyen, Charles Brinley, Fred Burns, Blackie Whiteford, Art Dillard, Ray Jones, Jerome Ward, Ed Javregi, and Tex ... More Less

The working title for this film was Smoking Six Guns . According to modern sources, the cast also included Joe Yrigoyen, Charles Brinley, Fred Burns, Blackie Whiteford, Art Dillard, Ray Jones, Jerome Ward, Ed Javregi, and Tex Cooper. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
16 Aug 37
p. 30.
Motion Picture Daily
23 Nov 37
p. 15.
Variety
24 Nov 37
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Harry Cohn, President
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds," music and lyrics by Bob Nolan
"He's Ridin' Home," "Goodbye Old Pal" and "Love Song of the Waterfall," composer undetermined.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Smoking Six Guns
Release Date:
8 November 1937
Production Date:
16 August--31 August 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Copyright Date:
2 November 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7537
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
56
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3672
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Patterson and his sidekick, Sandy, take $5,000 to the Halliday ranch in Hidden Valley to purchase a herd of cattle. En route, Bob and Sandy capture a gang of men who attacked the stagecoach and take them to the sheriff. Jeff Halliday, whose daughter Elsie was on the stage, explains to Bob that previous potential cattle buyers all mysteriously disappeared, leaving him broke. Lafe Kinney and his associate, Ed Slade, who are behind Halliday's problems, plot to acquire the ranch because the land is due to be purchased for a new railroad line. The next morning, as Bob rounds up the cattle he purchased, Slade and his men demand that Halliday hand over the $5,000 that Bob paid him. Halliday refuses and is tortured. After Bob captures a gang of men attempting to rustle his cattle, Elsie arrives with news of her father's predicament. Bob returns to the ranch, where he learns that Halliday gave Slade the money. Then Hammond, a railroad representative, offers to purchase Halliday's property. Feigning defeat, Bob and Halliday offer to sell the ranch to Kinney. Then, when Kinney pays them off with the money Slade took from Halliday, Bob and Hammond summon the sheriff. The next night, during a dance, Slade and his men break into the jail, release Kinney and remove all evidence against them. Slade then abducts Elsie, and when Kinney objects, Slade kills him. A posse is formed and Slade demands that Bob meet him unarmed if Elsie is to be saved. Slade's gang is distracted by the ensuing fight and fail to notice the posse surrounding them. A ... +


Bob Patterson and his sidekick, Sandy, take $5,000 to the Halliday ranch in Hidden Valley to purchase a herd of cattle. En route, Bob and Sandy capture a gang of men who attacked the stagecoach and take them to the sheriff. Jeff Halliday, whose daughter Elsie was on the stage, explains to Bob that previous potential cattle buyers all mysteriously disappeared, leaving him broke. Lafe Kinney and his associate, Ed Slade, who are behind Halliday's problems, plot to acquire the ranch because the land is due to be purchased for a new railroad line. The next morning, as Bob rounds up the cattle he purchased, Slade and his men demand that Halliday hand over the $5,000 that Bob paid him. Halliday refuses and is tortured. After Bob captures a gang of men attempting to rustle his cattle, Elsie arrives with news of her father's predicament. Bob returns to the ranch, where he learns that Halliday gave Slade the money. Then Hammond, a railroad representative, offers to purchase Halliday's property. Feigning defeat, Bob and Halliday offer to sell the ranch to Kinney. Then, when Kinney pays them off with the money Slade took from Halliday, Bob and Hammond summon the sheriff. The next night, during a dance, Slade and his men break into the jail, release Kinney and remove all evidence against them. Slade then abducts Elsie, and when Kinney objects, Slade kills him. A posse is formed and Slade demands that Bob meet him unarmed if Elsie is to be saved. Slade's gang is distracted by the ensuing fight and fail to notice the posse surrounding them. A shoot-out ensues and Bob kills Slade. While the victorious posse rides away, Elsie and Bob go off together. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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