The Gay Buckaroo (1932)

61 or 66 mins | Western | 1932

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writer:

Lee R. Brown

Cinematographer:

Harry Neumann

Production Company:

Allied Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
17 Jan 32
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
21 Oct 32
p. 3.
Variety
19 Jan 32
p. 29.
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Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61 or 66
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Horse rancher Clint Hale is in love with his wealthy neighbor's daughter, Mildred Field, although she is more interested in saloon and gambling house owner Dave Dumont. Clint seeks the sage advice of his Chinese handyman, who advises him to become a "gay buckaroo," to win Mildred's heart. After collecting some money owed to him from Mr. Field, Clint becomes embroiled in a fistfight with Dumont and later discovers he has lost all his money, with which he was going to buy new clothes. Seeking revenge against Clint for knocking him out, Dumont rustles his horses and starts them toward the market at Santa Fe. Clint has been forewarned by his friend, Faro Parker, however, and takes the rustlers hostage. He forces Dumont to return his money and pay him for the horses. Clint wins the Field ranch in a game, and after giving Faro his new clothes, heads to the Field ranch, where he orders Field to chop wood, and insists that Mildred learn housekeeping from his servant. Unknown to Clint, Dumont has killed Faro, believing him to be Clint because of his clothes. Dumont pins the murder on Clint, then captures him, intending to shoot him on his way into town. Clint escapes, however, and that night steals Dumont's bankroll. Within a week, Dumont is forced to close the gambling establishment as he has no money to back the games, but that day, the sheriff shows him a warrant for the arrest of Faro, dead or alive. Dumont shows the handbill to a creditor and brings out the gun with which he killed Faro, informing him that he is ... +


Horse rancher Clint Hale is in love with his wealthy neighbor's daughter, Mildred Field, although she is more interested in saloon and gambling house owner Dave Dumont. Clint seeks the sage advice of his Chinese handyman, who advises him to become a "gay buckaroo," to win Mildred's heart. After collecting some money owed to him from Mr. Field, Clint becomes embroiled in a fistfight with Dumont and later discovers he has lost all his money, with which he was going to buy new clothes. Seeking revenge against Clint for knocking him out, Dumont rustles his horses and starts them toward the market at Santa Fe. Clint has been forewarned by his friend, Faro Parker, however, and takes the rustlers hostage. He forces Dumont to return his money and pay him for the horses. Clint wins the Field ranch in a game, and after giving Faro his new clothes, heads to the Field ranch, where he orders Field to chop wood, and insists that Mildred learn housekeeping from his servant. Unknown to Clint, Dumont has killed Faro, believing him to be Clint because of his clothes. Dumont pins the murder on Clint, then captures him, intending to shoot him on his way into town. Clint escapes, however, and that night steals Dumont's bankroll. Within a week, Dumont is forced to close the gambling establishment as he has no money to back the games, but that day, the sheriff shows him a warrant for the arrest of Faro, dead or alive. Dumont shows the handbill to a creditor and brings out the gun with which he killed Faro, informing him that he is responsible for Faro's death. The creditor takes the gun, and Clint emerges, revealing that he used the fake handbill to trap Clint into a confession. With his name cleared, Clint returns to the Field ranch and finds that both Field and Mildred have come to love their work and him. +

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