Bulldog Courage (1935)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Dec 30, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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After two well-mounted entries produced by Nat Ross, the Tim McCoy Westerns from Puritan Pictures were taken over by the penny-pinching Sigmund Neufeld and the drop in quality was immediately detectable. McCoy played a dual role, as father and son. The elder McCoy, Slim Braddock, turns to robbing stagecoaches after a crooked banker, Williams (Karl Hackett), tricked him out of his gold mine. Mortally wounded during one of the robberies, Braddock drags himself to the shack where he lives with his young son, Tim (Eddie Buzzard), who promises to avenge him. Tim grows up to look exactly like his late father and defends miner Pete Brennan (John W. Cowell) against the still scheming Williams. Pete's daughter, Helen (Joan Woodbury), is in favor of selling out to the Jepson Mining Company but Jepson (Edmund Cobb) is in league with Williams. When his offer to buy is turned down, Jepson blows up the mine. While Tim manages to escape before the explosion, Williams is not so lucky and is killed. Jepson, meanwhile, is captured and sent off to face justice.

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father, justice, mining-company, murder, revenge