American Character Actor

Earl Dwire

  • Oct 03, 1883 - Jan 16, 1940 (age 56)
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1940
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe
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MovieMar 3, 1940

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Flash Gordon, Dale Arden …
Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov return to the planet Mongo for an antidote to the Purple Death, which wreaking destruction on Earth. However, Ming the Merciless has other plans for them.
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1939
Private Detective
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MovieDec 9, 1939

Private Detective

When they are forced to work together, rival detectives fall …
When they are forced to work together, rival detectives fall in love.
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The Arizona Kid
MovieSep 29, 1939

The Arizona Kid

Roy is a Confederate officer stationed in Missouri during …
Roy is a Confederate officer stationed in Missouri during the Civil War. He must put an end to outlaw gangs working under the pretense of service to the Confederacy.
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1938
The Mysterious Rider
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MovieSep 21, 1938

The Mysterious Rider

Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch …
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in ...
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Man from Music Mountain
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MovieAug 15, 1938

Man from Music Mountain

When nasty land developers …
When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it.
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Six Shootin' Sheriff
MovieMay 20, 1938

Six Shootin' Sheriff

Just out of prison, Trigger Morton gets revenge from Kendal, …
Just out of prison, Trigger Morton gets revenge from Kendal, the man who framed him. Then he disposes of Holman and his gang. His last challenge is his old friend Chuck, the man who proved he was framed, who arrives with a plan to rob the express office.
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Under Western Stars
MovieApr 20, 1938

Under Western Stars

In his starring debut Roy gets elected to congress in order …
In his starring debut Roy gets elected to congress in order to bring water to the ranchers in his district. In Washington he learns he needs the backing of a key congressman and gets that man to go west for an inspection trip. When the Congressman is initally unimpressed, Roy gets the inspection party stranded without water to show the true conditions.
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Accidents Will Happen
MovieApr 9, 1938

Accidents Will Happen

An insurance adjustor …
An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.
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The Daredevil Drivers
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MovieFeb 12, 1938

The Daredevil Drivers

A hotshot race-car driver …
A hotshot race-car driver gets suspended, and winds up driving for a shady bus company. This causes problems with his girlfriend, who owns a rival--but much more reputable--bus company. To get back on his girlfriend's good side, he looks a little deeper into the company he's working for and discovers that it's a front for a criminal gang.
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The Old Barn Dance
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MovieJan 29, 1938

The Old Barn Dance

Sally Dawson gets Gene to sign a contract to sing on her …
Sally Dawson gets Gene to sign a contract to sing on her struggling radio station. Gene is selling horses and unknown to him the sponsor of his program is the tractor company he is competing against. When the ranchers that bought tractors can't make their payments and Maxwell forecloses, the ranchers blame Autry.
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1937
Radio Patrol
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MovieOct 4, 1937

Radio Patrol

A young radio cop and a beautiful girl try to stop an …
A young radio cop and a beautiful girl try to stop an international criminal gang from getting their hands on the formula for a new bulletproof steel.
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The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
MovieAug 6, 1937

The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen

Tex is up against a group of …
Tex is up against a group of hooded outlaws. When he shoots one, he uses the hood to infiltrate the gang. Almost caught by them, he escapes only to be arrested by the Sheriff who thinks he's one of the gang.
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Empty Holsters
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MovieJul 10, 1937

Empty Holsters

Ace owns just about everything around except for the Bank, …
Ace owns just about everything around except for the Bank, which is owned by John Ware. Ace also has his eye on Judy, but Judy only has eyes for Clay. Since Ace is a crook, he holds up the stage and has his cronies swear that Clay was the bandit which gets Clay 10 years in jail. After he gets out in 5 for good behavior, Clay sets out to find who framed him and stole the stage strongbox. Since the sheriff does not like Clay, he takes his guns away as part of his probation and it makes Clay a target for the Ace gang.
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The Trusted Outlaw
MovieMay 4, 1937

The Trusted Outlaw

Dan Ward, reformed and last member of an outlaw family, …
Dan Ward, reformed and last member of an outlaw family, meets Molly Clark in a rocky draw near town. Ted Wells, a henchman for Dan's enemy Jim Swain, attempts to shoot Dan but is outdrawn ...
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Hittin' the Trail
MovieApr 3, 1937

Hittin' the Trail

This was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot …
This was one of the earlier uses of Robert Tansey's favorite plot (only the 3rd time he had trotted it out of the stable, but he got six more films out of it in later years) in which a group of outlaws (wrongly jailed this time) are let out to join up with the good guys against a worse bunch of outlaws. And, not unusual in the B-western genre, most of the production crew wore several hats; director Robert N. Bradbury and supervisor Lindsley Parsons wrote a song for Tommy Bupp, one of the actually good kid actors of the time who proved real quick-like that singing wasn't his strong suit, while Robert Emmett Tansey worked three jobs under three names... Robert Emmett on story and screenplay, Robert Tansey as the production manager and Al Lane as the assistant director. And, for a change, music director Frank Sanucci actually earned a composers' credit as he did write a song, as opposed to the multi-times some source keeps insisting on crediting him as a composer when he was really the musical director serving up canned music. Roving horse-trader Tex Randall (Tex Ritter) and Hank Hank Worden swap horses with a fleeing outlaw, The Tombstone Kid (Archie Ricks), and the pursuing Sheriff Grey (Ed Cassidy) comes along and arrests Tex as the man he was pursuing. But the man who framed the Tombstone Kid , saloon owner and leader of a horse-theft gang, James Clark (Earl Dwire), clears Tex and he is released. Clark then rigs the wheel at his saloon so Tex can win some money and buy the stolen herd of horses Clark can't get across the border, then has a henchman steal the receipt and also has plans to get the horses back. Tex and Hank swap herds with Dad Reed (Jack C. Smith), so Clark has him arrested for horse theft also. Things don't get much better for Tex and Hank until the Tombstone Kid shows up and shoots henchman Slug (Charles King just as he is about to shoot Tex. This is because when Tex swapped Tombstone a fresh horse back in the first reel, Tombstone thanks him and says something about casting "bread upon the water" (which Tex has to explain to Hank is from the Bible). They ride back to town with proof of Clark's double-dealing, and the sheriff lets Tombstone's six men out of jail, and they join Tex, their ranks now swollen to about fifty riders, to chase Clark and his gang across the plains in a chase-type scene much favored by director Bradbury over the years. That only leaves time for Tex to explain to Jean Reed (Jerry Bergh), the rancher's daughter, that he is really an agent for the Soutland Railraod, commissioned to pay a large price for the right-of-way through her father's ranch.
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Trouble in Texas
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MovieMar 6, 1937

Trouble in Texas

Rodeo stars are being killed with poisoned needles, and Tex …
Rodeo stars are being killed with poisoned needles, and Tex Ritter is next on the list.
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Arizona Days
MovieJan 30, 1937

Arizona Days

Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. …
Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay.
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1936
Stormy Trails
MovieDec 23, 1936

Stormy Trails

Stanton, with the aid of others, has a land-grab scheme going to …
Stanton, with the aid of others, has a land-grab scheme going to take over the ranch owned by Tom Storm and his kid-brother Billy, since Stanton knows there is gold on the property. To complicate matters, Stanton has a henchman file a lawsuit against Storm, and has Billy Storm cheated in a poker game and is holding the I.O.Us over Billy in order to get him to aid Stanton's rustlers. Plus, the bank holds a mortgage on the ranch which is due in a few days. In order to get the money needed to buy the ranch when the bank forecloses, Stanton sends three men to rob the bank, one of them being Spain who is the man who filed the lawsuit. Tom is at the bank when it is held-up and kills the third bandit, Spain, but the other two get away with the money and take it to Spain. Stanton then accuses Tom of intentionally murdering Spain. The gang continues to make raids on Tom's cattle-herd so he won't have the money to pay off the mortgage-note. Stanton deposits the stolen money in the bank, and his gang runs Tom's herd over a cliff, and Tom is also injured in the stampede. The banker has no recourse other than to put the property up at public auction. But the banker has checked the serial-numbers on the money Stanton deposited and knows it is the robbery-money. The auction is held---and Tom IS NOT there---but the banker bids against Stanton, foils his plans and then has him charged with robbery and murder, while Tom is wandering around horseless and helpless. There is also one other man who knows the property has gold on it, and he is the father of Tom's sweetheart. This one has a whole bunch of different side-plots, all of which do get tied together.
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The Gun Ranger
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MovieNov 18, 1936

The Gun Ranger

A lawman who brings in a killer only to see him freed because of …
A lawman who brings in a killer only to see him freed because of corruption turns in his badge & sets out on his own to rid his town of killers & crooked politicians.
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Cavalcade of the West
MovieOct 1, 1936

Cavalcade of the West

Two brothers are separated …
Two brothers are separated when young. One becomes the pony express rider Clint Knox and the other the outlaw Ace Carter. Their next meeting finds Ace way-laying Clint as he delivers the mail.
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Tundra
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MovieAug 25, 1936

Tundra

After a plane crash, a doctor treks 400 miles into the Alaskan …
After a plane crash, a doctor treks 400 miles into the Alaskan wilderness. Based on a true story.
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Idaho Kid
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MovieAug 6, 1936

Idaho Kid

Idaho, returning to the area he left as a boy, gets in the middle …
Idaho, returning to the area he left as a boy, gets in the middle of a range feud. He takes the side of Endicott. On the other side is Hollister who is unaware that Idaho is his long lost son.
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The Rogues' Tavern
MovieJun 4, 1936

The Rogues' Tavern

A mad killer is on the loose in a hotel on a dark, gloomy night.
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Ghost Town
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MovieFeb 15, 1936

Ghost Town

An old miner is ambushed by outlaws trying to steal the …
An old miner is ambushed by outlaws trying to steal the $10,000 he is carrying to start up a new mine. A passing cowboy comes to the miner's aid, but winds up getting blamed for the attack.
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Step on It
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MovieJan 1, 1936

Step on It

A cop is fired from the force, attempts to solve a string of …
A cop is fired from the force, attempts to solve a string of truck holdups.
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1935
The Courageous Avenger
MovieDec 12, 1935

The Courageous Avenger

An agent sent to investigate …
An agent sent to investigate the thefts of gold bullion shipments discovers that the mine owner is behind it. He also finds out that the owner has his gang capture travelers in the desert to use as slave labor in the mine.
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The Last of the Clintons
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MovieNov 12, 1935

The Last of the Clintons

Cowboy infiltrates an outlaw …
Cowboy infiltrates an outlaw gang to expose their rackets, but after he's ordered to kidnap a young girl, the gang finds out who he really is.
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Alias John Law
MovieNov 5, 1935

Alias John Law

John Clark (Bob Steele) and his deaf pal, Bootch Collum …
John Clark (Bob Steele) and his deaf pal, Bootch Collum (Buck Connors), are trailed by U. S. Marshal Lamar Bly (Jack Rockwell), who thinks they are part of The Kootney Kid's (Earl Dwire) ...
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Lawless Range
MovieNov 4, 1935

Lawless Range

John Middleton is investigating cattle rustling when he is …
John Middleton is investigating cattle rustling when he is captured and tossed into a cave with Emmett, a rancher who disappeared earlier. They help each other escape and learn that a local...
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Between Men
MovieOct 29, 1935

Between Men

When his young son is shot, John Wellington kills the culprit …
When his young son is shot, John Wellington kills the culprit and flees. But his son Johnny recovers and is raised by Sir George. Some twenty years later Johnny sets out to find Sir George's missing granddaughter. He finds her and also finds Rand, but neither of the two men realize they are father and son.
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The Rider of the Law
MovieOct 19, 1935

The Rider of the Law

Bob Marlow is sent undercover to an Arizona town where an …
Bob Marlow is sent undercover to an Arizona town where an outlaw gang, comprised of the six Tolliver brothers, have taken over the town and terrorizing the citizens. He comes to town, ...
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Sundown Saunders
MovieAug 1, 1935

Sundown Saunders

When Sundown wins a horse race he is paid with a deed to a …
When Sundown wins a horse race he is paid with a deed to a ranch. Arriving at the ranch he finds the Prestons already living there. They bought it from the fake land agent Taggart who then frames Sundown for murder.
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Danger Ahead
MovieJul 19, 1935

Danger Ahead

An armored car from the Maxwell Company goes missing with …
An armored car from the Maxwell Company goes missing with a gold shipment, Bob Hill the missing driver is main suspect.
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The Dawn Rider
MovieJun 20, 1935

The Dawn Rider

When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted …
When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of his father but goes to face him not knowing Ben has removed the bullets from his gun.
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Social Error
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MovieMay 1, 1935

Social Error

One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by …
One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the impression is that it hasn't occurred to them and one keeps expecting them to revert to type. But across the hall, Louie (Matty Fain) and Sonia (Sheila Terry), the low-rent tenants living on the same floor with the "rich" Mertons, have every intention of kidnapping the girl, and do so with the aid of the bumbling Ed and Shadow. Berke was also producing a western series with Harry Carey at the time, and the only cast members from those westerns missing here are Chief Thunder Cloud, Harry Carey and his horse Sonny. Lots of outdoor action and chases with views of 1935 Hollywood.
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Tombstone Terror
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MovieApr 25, 1935

Tombstone Terror

Jimmy Dixon, pursued by a band of Mexicans, changes clothes …
Jimmy Dixon, pursued by a band of Mexicans, changes clothes with a tramp, who takes off on his horse. Four miles later, Jimmy walks onto the Double-O Ranch, from which he had been thrown off four years before by his dad, who had blamed Jimmy for something that his twin brother Duke had done. Duke, home from college, took over the ranch when Mr. Dixon became ill, and has run it into the ground. When Duke goes to the bank to repay a debt to Jimmy, he rides onto Phoenix with all of the ranch money. Jimmy, forced to pose as his brother, runs into Duke's fiancée, Jean Adams and a Phoenix girl friend, then has to fight Swede over a dancer. Jimmy learns that gambler Regan and Duke plan to steal the Double-O herd along with the cattle they're already rustled from neighboring ranches. Duke tips Regan about Jimmy, who is nearly killed. Remorseful, Duke joins Jimmy in the showdown against the rustlers and dies protecting his father.
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Wagon Trail
MovieApr 9, 1935

Wagon Trail

The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has …
The son of Sheriff Clay Hartley, of the frontier town Elder, has gotten into bad company and hangs out with an outlaw gang in which, Collins, owner of the Golden Rule Saloon, is the secret ...
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The Pecos Kid
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MovieApr 1, 1935

The Pecos Kid

A gang of robbers steals the deed to the Pecos Ranch and kill …
A gang of robbers steals the deed to the Pecos Ranch and kill the family. The young son escapes, and years later he returns to the ranch to find the killers and reclaim his property.
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Big Calibre
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MovieMar 8, 1935

Big Calibre

Intent on avenging his father's murder, Roy Neal and his …
Intent on avenging his father's murder, Roy Neal and his sidekick Rusty find themselves in the border town of Gladstone where Neal is mistakenly arrested for the robbery of a mail truck. ...
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1934
The Lawless Frontier
MovieNov 22, 1934

The Lawless Frontier

Tobin is after the bandit Zanti who killed his parents. He finds …
Tobin is after the bandit Zanti who killed his parents. He finds him just as Zanti is about to kill Dusty and kidnap Ruby. Saving the two, he goes after Zanti. He catches him but Zanti escapes the Sheriff's handcuff's and this time Tobin has to chase him into the desert.
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The Trail Beyond
MovieOct 22, 1934

The Trail Beyond

Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight …
Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.
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The Star Packer
MovieJul 30, 1934

The Star Packer

A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John …
A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.
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Randy Rides Alone
MovieJun 5, 1934

Randy Rides Alone

Randy is jailed for murders he didn't commit. Knowing he is …
Randy is jailed for murders he didn't commit. Knowing he is innocent, Sally Rogers breaks him out. Fleeing the Sheriff, he stumbles into the murderers hideout where he is accepted as part of the gang. Learning of the bosses secret identity by comparing handwritten notes, he has a plan that will enable the Sheriff to round them all up.
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Blue Steel
MovieMay 10, 1934

Blue Steel

When Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the …
When Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the payroll gone, he trails him. Just as he is about to arrest him, the man saves his life. Still suspicious, he joins up with the man and later they learn that Melgrove, the towns leading citizen, is trying to take over the area's ranches by having his gang stop all incoming supply wagons. With the ranchers about to sell to Melgrove, the two newcomers say they will bring in provisions.
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West of the Divide
MovieFeb 15, 1934

West of the Divide

Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins …
Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.
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The Lucky Texan
MovieJan 22, 1934

The Lucky Texan

Jerry Mason, graduates from college and goes out west, …
Jerry Mason, graduates from college and goes out west, complying with his dying father's last wishes, to live with his father's old partner in the cattle business, Jake Benson. Jerry finds Jake penniless, his cattle stolen by rustlers, with but one thing to live for, his grand-daughter, Betty, whom Jake is sending to college. Jerry and Jake open a blacksmith shop in the neighboring town and through a stroke of good luck, a piece of quartz-bearing-gold is removed from the hoof of one of the horses brought in. They find the mine and are successful, but when Jake sells some gold and after depositing the money he is arrested for the attempted murder of banker Williams. Betty arrives to live with Jake, but before she learns of his whereabouts, Jerry locates the guilty party and Jake is freed. Unwittingly, Jakes signs away his ranch to the man, Harris, to whom he is selling his gold and when he refuses to tell the location of the gold mine, he is shot and left to die in the desert. Jerry finds Jake, rescues him and hides him, but Jerry is arrested for the murder of the missing Jake. In order to trap Harris and his men, Jerry says nothing about Jake being alive, as he and Jake have a plan in mind to be sprung at Jerry's trial.
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1933
Riders of Destiny
MovieOct 10, 1933

Riders of Destiny

Kincade controls the area's water supply and is about to force …
Kincade controls the area's water supply and is about to force the ranchers into contracts at exorbitant rates. Government Agent Saunders has a plan that will open up the lost river and dry up Kincade's supply. So he gets the ranchers to insist on a clause that Kincade's land will revert to the public if he fails to deliver water.
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Galloping Romeo
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MovieAug 5, 1933

Galloping Romeo

Money is mysteriously disappearing from a locked trunk atop the …
Money is mysteriously disappearing from a locked trunk atop the stage even though the trunk arrives still locked. When pals Bob Rivers and Grizzly get the job driving the stage, the same thing happens.
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1932
Law of the West
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MovieMar 20, 1932

Law of the West

For revenge the outlaw Morgan steals the Carruthers young …
For revenge the outlaw Morgan steals the Carruthers young son. Seventeen years later Carruthers arrives in the valley where Morgan, his gang, and the now grown Bob hide. After Morgan shoots Tracy, he tells Bob that Carruthers did it and sends Bob out after him. But unknown to Bob, Morgan has put blanks in his gun.
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1883
Earl Dwire
BirthOctober 1883

Earl Dwire

Earl Dwire was born.
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