Johnny Mack Brown plays a dual role in the Universal B-western Bad Man From Red Butte. It seems that honest, upright Gil Brady has a less-than-honest twin brother, a desperado who goes by the name of Buck Halliday. Eventually, Gil is blamed for the crimes committed by Buck, and is promptly tossed in the calaboose. With the help of frontier lawyer Gabriel Hornsby (Bob Baker) and snake-oil peddler Spud Jenkins (Fuzzy Knight), Gil manages to clear his name and bring his black-sheep sibling to justice. Heroine Anne Gwynne offers a refreshing and likeable slant on the traditional "new schoolma'rm" role.
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