Big Boy Rides Again (1935)

Genres - Mystery, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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More of a whodunit than a straight Western, this Guinn "Big Boy" Williams vehicle from low-budget Beacon Pictures at least attempted something a bit different. Having just revised his will under the watchful eyes of lawyer Hartecker (William Gould), rancher John Duncan (Charles K. French turns down a proposal from neighbor Tap Smiley (Lafe McKee) to combine their properties. When Duncan's dog dies after eating pudding meant for his master, the old man suffers a heart attack. He has barely recovered from the shock when a masked intruder enters to finish him off with a bullet to the heart. John's son and heir, Tom (Williams), arrives to take control of the ranch and to search for his father's killer. The investigation leads directly to a gang of outlaws led by...? Well, that is the question, but Tom's detective methods ultimately reveal the identity of the masked intruder, a revelation than comes as something of a shock to the little community.

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killing, false-accusation, investigation, murder, racer, sinister, sports, strange