Title: Guns in the Dark Summary: When Johnny and Mendez argue, the lights go out, and in the ensuing gunfight Johnny thinks he killed his friend Dick. Now refusing to wear a gun he crosses the border. But it is not long before he runs into Mendez and more trouble. Directed by: Sam Newfield Actors: Johnny Mack Brown, Claire Rochelle, Syd Saylor Production Company: Supreme Pictures Release Date: 13 May 1937 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
When Johnny and Mendez argue, the lights go out, and in the ensuing gunfight Johnny thinks he killed his friend Dick. Now refusing to wear a gun he crosses the border. But it is not long before he runs into Mendez and more trouble.
September 9, 2019 Subject:
But No Guns For Johnny
A more or less typical western of the period. Johnny Mack Brown is the epitome of the cowboy hero - handsome, lithe, a good horseman, a good shot, well-mannered, fair and law abiding. Here his character is interesting as he is guilt-ridden that he shot his best friend and refuses to wear a gun. However, that doesn't stop him from being a tough, two-fisted hombre. Claire Rochelle is okay - nothing special - as the spunky, gun-toting ranch owner that befriends and falls in love with Brown. Dick Curtis (whose villainous characters graced a number of Three Stooges shorts) is okay, but Ted Adams as his oily, understated partner in crime is very good. Character actor Sid Saylor channels a Roscoe Ates stutter into a somewhat wimpy guy who it seems, for safety, attaches himself to Brown. As the movie draws to its end, there are a few nifty twists and turns that made it worth sitting through the endless riding and chase scenes than pad out this film.
September 26, 2018 Subject: