After Jim Blake (Johnny Mack Brown) saves Harve Tarlton's (John Merton) life, they become partners in a gold mining claim. After a while Harve reverts to his outlaw way of life. Everyone but Jim seems to know that Harve is bad but Jim merely thinks he needs a chance to go straight. But Jim's wife Helen (Lucile Browne) has a plan to expose Harve as the outlaw he is.
June 30, 2011 Subject:
Another Early Johnny Mack Brown Western
This is a sturdy little early entry from Spreme Pictures. S. Roy Luby, a busy film editor on Poverty Row directed this and also edited it as "Roy Claire". It's a rather involved story for a Matinee western, but fairly easy to follow and understand. Luby gets all the credit for this. Not exactly for your ten-year-olds in the audience. Johnny Mack, the good guy, saves John Merton, the bad guy and they become partners looking for gold and they find it. Lucille Brown is the love interest who marries Brown, runs off with Merton and... You're racing ahead here. The film was made in 1936 not 2011. So you're wrong. Justice prevails in the end.The leads are all very good, Merton especially carries the heavier acting chores. I own a personal copy of this and I like it. You western buffs will too. Enjoy.