Frontier Scout (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 1938 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Frontier Scout was one of a handful of western vehicles for opera star George Houston, who adapted surprisingly well to his sagebrush surrounding. Singing nary a note during the film's 60 minutes, Houston is cast as Wild Bill Hickok, flowing hair and all. After nearly single-handedly winning the Civil War, Hickok takes on a gang of cattle rustlers, headed by crooked ranch foreman Bennett (Guy Chase). Our hero handles matters so well that he wins the hand of pretty Mary (Beth Marion), sister of ranch owner Steve (Dave O'Brien). Had he not decided to return to the stage, George Houston might have enjoyed a substantial film career.

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cattle, cowboy, foreman, ranch, rustling