Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though not quite as good as his previous The Montana Kid, Bill Cody's 1931 western Dugan of the Bad Lands was still better than the usual run of low-budget westerns. The white-Stetsoned, Canadian-born Cody stars as Bill Duggan, who after the death of his prospector friend promises to look after the friend's young son Andy (Andy Shuford). In the course of their travels, Bill and Andy try to solve the murder of Sheriff Manning (John Elliot). The culprit turns out to be Manning's own deputy Dan Kirk (Ethan Laidlaw), who of course proves to be no match for the brawny Bill. Blanche Mehaffey, one of Hollywood's most prolific "B"-pic leading ladies, plays the heroine.
bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, lawman, outlaw [Western], sheriff, treason