The Prescott Kid (1934)

55-56 or 58 mins | Western | 8 November 1934

Director:

David Selman

Writer:

Ford Beebe

Cinematographer:

Benjamin Kline

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working titles for this film were Fighting Back and Wolves of Catclaw . Although a 5 Jan 1935 MPH release chart gives a release date of 8 Nov 1934 for this film, it was not screened in New York until 16 Oct 1936, at which time it was reviewed by FD and Var . According to modern sources, the cast also included Art Mix, Lew Meehan, Fred Burns, Al Haskell and Bob ... More Less

The working titles for this film were Fighting Back and Wolves of Catclaw . Although a 5 Jan 1935 MPH release chart gives a release date of 8 Nov 1934 for this film, it was not screened in New York until 16 Oct 1936, at which time it was reviewed by FD and Var . According to modern sources, the cast also included Art Mix, Lew Meehan, Fred Burns, Al Haskell and Bob Card. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
12 Jul 34
p. 5.
Daily Variety
12 Sep 34
p. 11.
Daily Variety
25 Sep 34
p. 8.
Film Daily
17 Oct 36
p. 3.
Variety
21 Oct 36
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
STAND INS
Riding double for Sheila Mannors
Stand-in and double for Tim McCoy
Stand-in for Sheila Mannors
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Wolves of Catclaw" by Claude Rister in Rangeland Love Magazine (Nov 1933).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Wolves of Catclaw
Fighting Back
Release Date:
8 November 1934
Production Date:
12 September--22 September 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 November 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5094
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55-56 or 58
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
332
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the town of San Lorenzo, Ed Walton reports twelve more of his cattle stolen, while another rancher, Don Rafael Ortega, sends a message to Prescott, Arizona, that San Lorenzo needs a marshal. On the stagecoach, Red Larson is brought in wounded after being shot by a stranger on a white horse. When a stranger, Tim Hamlin, arrives in town, the saloon keeper, Bonner, assumes Tim is responsible for Red's injury and warns him that Red has many friends. Tim shoots Bonner's gun from his hand and backs out of the saloon. Ed comes to Tim's aid and Tim explains that he is not Captain Willoughby, the new marshal, but a cowpoke looking for a job as a foreman. Ed suggests Tim try the Ortega ranch, and after Tim meets Rafael's daughter Dolores, he agrees to help the rancher out. Bonner holds a note on the Ortega ranch, which Rafael cannot pay because his cattle are being stolen. Tim is slightly hurt when he stops a raid, and Ed, Bonner's secret leader, is surprised to find Tim alive when he arrives to propose to Dolores. Meanwhile, Dr. Haley warns Tim that Ed is not the man he seems. A vigilante group forms and takes Tim prisoner, but he escapes in time to see the stagecoach arrive, carrying a wounded Rafael. Tim is suspected of the crime when his horse is found sweaty from a hard ride, and escapes a crowd ready to lynch him by pulling a gun. Meanwhile, Ed tells Rafael that he will buy the note from Bonner if Dolores will agree to marry him, and she does. The ... +


In the town of San Lorenzo, Ed Walton reports twelve more of his cattle stolen, while another rancher, Don Rafael Ortega, sends a message to Prescott, Arizona, that San Lorenzo needs a marshal. On the stagecoach, Red Larson is brought in wounded after being shot by a stranger on a white horse. When a stranger, Tim Hamlin, arrives in town, the saloon keeper, Bonner, assumes Tim is responsible for Red's injury and warns him that Red has many friends. Tim shoots Bonner's gun from his hand and backs out of the saloon. Ed comes to Tim's aid and Tim explains that he is not Captain Willoughby, the new marshal, but a cowpoke looking for a job as a foreman. Ed suggests Tim try the Ortega ranch, and after Tim meets Rafael's daughter Dolores, he agrees to help the rancher out. Bonner holds a note on the Ortega ranch, which Rafael cannot pay because his cattle are being stolen. Tim is slightly hurt when he stops a raid, and Ed, Bonner's secret leader, is surprised to find Tim alive when he arrives to propose to Dolores. Meanwhile, Dr. Haley warns Tim that Ed is not the man he seems. A vigilante group forms and takes Tim prisoner, but he escapes in time to see the stagecoach arrive, carrying a wounded Rafael. Tim is suspected of the crime when his horse is found sweaty from a hard ride, and escapes a crowd ready to lynch him by pulling a gun. Meanwhile, Ed tells Rafael that he will buy the note from Bonner if Dolores will agree to marry him, and she does. The new marshal, Willoughby, arrests Tim and leaves him in Bonner's care, but Tim escapes and forces Bonner to open the safe, which holds Rafael's money. The men fight, and hearing the scuffle, Ed's men come to Bonner's rescue. With all the crooks in one place, Willoughby places them all under arrest and tells Tim that his incarceration was a trick to capture the rustlers. Then Willoughby announces that the law is in San Lorenzo to stay, and Tim is united with Dolores. +

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