In an effort to get Jim Martin (Frank LaRue) to sell his ranch, the Halsey brothers have kidnapped his son Tom (Dave O'Brien). When Bob Burke (Bob Steele) goes after him alone, he gets help from the gang known as the Riders of the Sage.
November 14, 2019 Subject:
Bob Steele Stops the Bad Guys Again
IMDb pegs this film at 57 minutes, but we only get 52 minutes here - you can sort of figure out what is missing and still follow the action - but it would be great if somebody could upload the entire movie. Otherwise, a typical good outing by Steele with lots of help from a good supporting cast. The plot is unique with a few twists to liven it up, and some unusual casting that also makes you take notice. Unfortunately Dave O'Brien just gets to role around for a few minutes hogtied by the bad guys - I guess O'Brien had nothing better to do and pitched in for laughs. Claire Rochelle (Mona Halsey) is okay as the feisty sister of the bad Halsey Brothers, Gordon Roberts (Luke) and Earl Douglas (Hank). In one of the twists she is in love with Ted Adams (Poe Powers), a Robin Hood type fighting against her brothers. Adams makes an entertaining good guy - quite out of character for someone who is usually cast as baddie #1. The other supporting actors all do well here. There is enough action - gun fights, Steele's stock and trade of good fist fights against overwhelming odds - usually Steele against 3 - he'd rather beat them down than shoot them down, even when lives are at stake - riding - to make this a real western. Yes, there are a few intrusive songs - designed to show that Adams camp has a good, homey feel and replete with cowboy camaraderie - sung by crooner Robert Dane who according to IMDB appeared in 5 films between 1939-40 and one TV show in 1950 - and that's that. The girl rides off after her man and Steele rides off into the sun.