Gun Code (1940)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Don't be fooled by the opening credits: the "Peter Stewart" listed as director Gun Code was actually PRC workhorse Sam Newfield. This low-budget western stars Tim McCoy as federal agent Tim Hammond, who follows a gang of big-city gangsters to the Wide Open Spaces. The crooks shake down the locals by demanding exorbitant funds for "protection" money, letting it be known that serious consequences will befall those who don't pony up the dough. When the villains kidnap a young boy, they've gone too far, sealing their doom at the hands of the stalwart Tim Hammond. Typical of the PRC product of the times, Gun Code is full of technical boners and logic gaps that tended to elicit laughter from more discriminating audiences.

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bad-guy, gangster, good-guy, outlaw [Western], protection-racket, shoot-out, small-town