Drum Taps (1933)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by Poverty Row company KBS (formerly Sono Art-World Wide), this above-average B-Western starred Ken Maynard as an embattled rancher who gets assistance from the Boy Scouts (Troop No. 107, Los Angeles Council), headed, in this instance, by Ken's real-life brother, Kermit Maynard. Along with pretty girl rancher Eileen Carey (Dorothy Dix) and the scouts, Ken is able to defeat a nefarious plot to defraud the local ranchers by ruthless Bradley Skinner (Hooper Atchley). Strangely, Atchley, along with veteran actor/director Lloyd Ingraham, who played the heroine's grandfather, appeared unbilled. Maynard enjoyed working with blonde Dorothy Dix and cast her again in Wheels of Destiny (1934).

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Boy-Scout, cowboy, fraud, land-rights, land-scheme, rancher