When Sundown (Bob Steele) wins a horse race he is paid with a deed to a ranch. Arriving at the ranch he finds the Prestons (Marie Burton/Jack Rockwell) already living there. They bought it from the fake land agent Taggart (Ed Cassidy) who then frames Sundown for murder.
November 28, 2019 Subject:
Bob Steele Gets Kissed
Just another old B western starring Bob Steele (Jim "Sundown" Saunders) - he's hard riding, two-fisted and its love at first sight with the female lead Catherine Cotter (Bess Preston). Between 1932-39 Cotter (real name Marie Burton, 1912-75) appeared in bit parts in 33 films, with 7 credits as Cotter - that's all IMDb can tell us about her career. The main distinction in this western is how vile a man can be - Ed Cassidy (Taggart) shoots them in the pack, steals their money, plays confidence man with Cotter and her father and frames Steele. He's so bad that he even shoots Charles King (Jack Mace) - every decent cowboy's favorite punching bag - in the back. Ooh, he's baaaaddd! Usual villain Earl Dwire (Sheriff) gets to be a good guy here. A lot of westerns' regulars have small bit parts - lots of familiar faces for a few seconds or minutes. IMDB pegs this at 59:00, but we get 103:33. Steele gets his ranch and the girl in one fell swoop. Whoop! Not special, not boring.