Jim Waters (Johnny Mack Brown) arrives at Ed Parks' (Jack Rockwell) ranch to find Parks' cattle herd mysteriously increased. Hamp Harvey (Frank LaRue) has been losing cattle and he suspects Parks. But the culprit is Harvey's foreman Brent (Dick Curtis) who gets his orders from the town's leading citizen Sig Bostell (Tom London). Bostell wants Harvey's ranch and after trying to frame Harvey by killing Parks, Waters takes over and goes after both the killer and the rustlers.
November 19, 2019 Subject:
Johnny Mack Brown Conquers the Bar-Z Bad Men
An average western with a typical plot staring that fun-loving cowboy Johnny Mack Brown (Jim Waters). As usual in westerns, the star falls in love with the cutie Lois January (Beth Harvey) right away, although it takes her a little time to fall for him. Frank LaRue (Hamp Harvey) is okay as January's framed father. Perennial westerns' bad guys Tom London (Sig Bostell), henchman Ernie Adams (Pete) and Dick Curtis (Henderson) sort of go through the motions here - okay, but not up to par. Its a 57 minute film according to IMDb - we get 51 minutes here.
May 8, 2011 Subject:
Johnny Mack Brown in Good Form in "Bar-Z Bad Men"
Lois January again plays the romantic female lead in a very good "B" western. The plot is standard, but progresses nicely to a satisfactory conclusion. Johnny Mack Brown continues to do well in these westerns. The high rating is based on the year it was released and in comparison with lesser westerns of the middle and late 1930's.