Gun Smoke (1936)

57 mins | Western | January 1936

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HISTORY

The above summary was taken from press materials. No release date was found for the film, although it was reviewed by the Exh on 1 Sep 1935 and then was screened in New York in early Jan 1936. The PCA issued the film a Code seal on 10 Jun 1935. According to the Var review, "no author or adaptor of story, if any, is credited." One review states that the film was based on a story titled "Gunsmoke on the Guadalupe," under which title the film is listed in a modern source. According to modern sources, the film was adapted from a story by Paul Evan Lehman, who also wrote the script. Modern sources also state that although Willis Kent was the actual producer, Montie Montana was paid for the use of his name in this capacity. Modern sources add the following names to the cast: Lew Meehan, Roy Bucko, Ralph Bucko, Chief Thunder Cloud, Steve Clark, Bill Patton, Bartlett Carre (the director of the film), Bud McClure and Phyllis ... More Less

The above summary was taken from press materials. No release date was found for the film, although it was reviewed by the Exh on 1 Sep 1935 and then was screened in New York in early Jan 1936. The PCA issued the film a Code seal on 10 Jun 1935. According to the Var review, "no author or adaptor of story, if any, is credited." One review states that the film was based on a story titled "Gunsmoke on the Guadalupe," under which title the film is listed in a modern source. According to modern sources, the film was adapted from a story by Paul Evan Lehman, who also wrote the script. Modern sources also state that although Willis Kent was the actual producer, Montie Montana was paid for the use of his name in this capacity. Modern sources add the following names to the cast: Lew Meehan, Roy Bucko, Ralph Bucko, Chief Thunder Cloud, Steve Clark, Bill Patton, Bartlett Carre (the director of the film), Bud McClure and Phyllis Barrington. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
13 May 35
p. 7.
The Exhibitor
1-Sep-35
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Variety
8 Jan 36
p. 12.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1936
Premiere Information:
New York opening: early-January 1936
Production Date:
May 1935 at Argosy Studios
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
962
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Steve Banning is hired on George Culverson's ranch after he helps save Culverson's man, Sam Parsons, from Haws McGee's ambush. Culverson is being threatened by McGee and his disreputable attorney, Abner Sneed, with an in-road of 20,000 sheep onto his cattle range as revenge for Culverson's refusal to let McGee see his lovely daughter Jean. Steve and Jean believe that Sneed works for Eli Parker, whose wife died and son ran away when he was forced from his property by Culverson twenty-five years before. After several skirmishes between Steve and McGee, Sneed has the sheriff issue a warrant for Steve on an assault charge. When Jean visits Parker, her suspicions that he is seeking revenge on Culverson are confirmed, and seeing a photograph of Parker's wife, realizes that she is the same woman in a photo in Steve's watch. While Jean is with Parker, McGee and his henchmen arrive to receive payment from Parker, and kidnap Jean. Steve follows Sneed to the cabin where Jean is being held and looks on while Sneed informs McGee that he intends to take Jean for himself, causing a fight in which McGee kills Sneed. After McGee leaves the cabin to get more money from Parker, Steve rescues Jean and leads the late-arriving sheriff's posse in a chase after McGee, with Jean following. Steve shoots McGee, and when Jean catches up to him at Parker's ranch, she introduces Parker to his long-lost son Steve. Jean and Steve are then ... +


Steve Banning is hired on George Culverson's ranch after he helps save Culverson's man, Sam Parsons, from Haws McGee's ambush. Culverson is being threatened by McGee and his disreputable attorney, Abner Sneed, with an in-road of 20,000 sheep onto his cattle range as revenge for Culverson's refusal to let McGee see his lovely daughter Jean. Steve and Jean believe that Sneed works for Eli Parker, whose wife died and son ran away when he was forced from his property by Culverson twenty-five years before. After several skirmishes between Steve and McGee, Sneed has the sheriff issue a warrant for Steve on an assault charge. When Jean visits Parker, her suspicions that he is seeking revenge on Culverson are confirmed, and seeing a photograph of Parker's wife, realizes that she is the same woman in a photo in Steve's watch. While Jean is with Parker, McGee and his henchmen arrive to receive payment from Parker, and kidnap Jean. Steve follows Sneed to the cabin where Jean is being held and looks on while Sneed informs McGee that he intends to take Jean for himself, causing a fight in which McGee kills Sneed. After McGee leaves the cabin to get more money from Parker, Steve rescues Jean and leads the late-arriving sheriff's posse in a chase after McGee, with Jean following. Steve shoots McGee, and when Jean catches up to him at Parker's ranch, she introduces Parker to his long-lost son Steve. Jean and Steve are then united. +

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