Beyond the Law (1934)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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During the 1933-34 season, Columbia Pictures attempted to place its resident western star Tim McCoy in contemporary roles. Beyond the Law finds McCoy cast as a modern-day railroad detective. When ex-convict Addison Richards is framed for a train robbery, Richards' daughter Shirley Grey plays up to McCoy, hoping to throw him off the track (so to speak). McCoy falls in love with Grey, and sets about to prove her dad's innocence. Beyond the Law is essentially a western in mufti, so who better to direct than action maven D. Ross Lederman?

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accusation, candidate, criminal, daughter, detective, false-accusation, father, governor, innocence, investigation, killing, lawyer, lure [tempt], mechanic, railroad, robbery