A great B western. A hard-edged shootist-with many notches on his gun-hits town with his pal, a tough young boy. He falls for a local gal, but she spurns him because of his bloody reputation. Later, a minister takes the boy from the gunman to find him an honest home. In a memorable scene, he blocks the way when the gunman tries to take the boy out of his custody. The gunman is overcome by rage, and-in what may be the best acted scene of Tom Tyler’s career-he throttles the minister, still unable though, to force him into submission. Adams, in an unusual role, is fine as a bandit-turned-cleric. Tyler and Shuford are excellent as shootist and wayward boy. Highly recommended!
Tom Tyler, Andy Shuford, Lillian Bond, Ted Adams
1931, B&W, 57 minutes