Square Shooter (1935)

57 mins | Western | 21 January 1935

Director:

David Selman

Writer:

Harold Shumate

Cinematographer:

George Meehan

Editor:

Al Clark

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

MPH reviewed this film under the title Quicksand . Actor Erville Alderson's surname was incorrectly spelled as "Anderson" in the onscreen cast credits. A modern source adds Art Mix, Roy Bucko, Buck Bucko and Jack Evans to the ... More Less

MPH reviewed this film under the title Quicksand . Actor Erville Alderson's surname was incorrectly spelled as "Anderson" in the onscreen cast credits. A modern source adds Art Mix, Roy Bucko, Buck Bucko and Jack Evans to the cast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
17 Oct 34
p. 3.
Film Daily
2 Mar 35
p. 7.
Motion Picture Daily
4 Mar 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Nov 34
p. 45.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Mar 35
p. 52.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Quicksand
Release Date:
21 January 1935
Production Date:
20 October--29 October 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 December 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5147
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57
Length(in feet):
5,153
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
409
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tim Baxter returns home after a five-year absence to prove he did not murder his uncle, who willed his ranch to his foreman, Jed Miller. Tim knows the will was forged by Miller and his partner, Jim Thorne. Traveling with his friend, Johnny Lloyd, Tim stops to eat in Dr. "Doc" Wayne's restaurant and meets his daughter Sally. Quickly, Tim organizes a group of ex-convicts, who all have grievances against Miller. Doc joins the gang, and Tim gives Sally his uncle's real will for safe keeping. With his mind on revenge, Tim is unaware that Sally and Johnny have fallen in love, and when Tim tries to kiss her, Johnny thinks he has been betrayed by them both. In anger, Johnny joins Miller's gang, gets drunk, and tells Miller the location of Tim's hideout. Miller raids the camp, and Tim and Doc are taken hostage, but in a change of heart, Johnny brings Tim's men to Miller's ranch. After a blazing gun battle, Miller and Thorne are arrested. Sally and Johnny are then reunited, and Tim recovers his uncle's ... +


Tim Baxter returns home after a five-year absence to prove he did not murder his uncle, who willed his ranch to his foreman, Jed Miller. Tim knows the will was forged by Miller and his partner, Jim Thorne. Traveling with his friend, Johnny Lloyd, Tim stops to eat in Dr. "Doc" Wayne's restaurant and meets his daughter Sally. Quickly, Tim organizes a group of ex-convicts, who all have grievances against Miller. Doc joins the gang, and Tim gives Sally his uncle's real will for safe keeping. With his mind on revenge, Tim is unaware that Sally and Johnny have fallen in love, and when Tim tries to kiss her, Johnny thinks he has been betrayed by them both. In anger, Johnny joins Miller's gang, gets drunk, and tells Miller the location of Tim's hideout. Miller raids the camp, and Tim and Doc are taken hostage, but in a change of heart, Johnny brings Tim's men to Miller's ranch. After a blazing gun battle, Miller and Thorne are arrested. Sally and Johnny are then reunited, and Tim recovers his uncle's ranch. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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