Gun Packer (1938)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 51 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on location at Kernville, CA, this B-Western from Poverty Row company Monogram starred Jack Randall as Jack Dinton, the son of a murdered marshal. Jack is given his father's guns to wear by Ranger Chief Holmes (Lloyd Ingraham) and sallies forth to catch a gang of stage robbers. Discovering the bandit's lair, Jack gains entrance by pretending to be an outlaw himself. Once on the inside, he makes the acquaintance of Professor Angel (Barlowe Borland), an ex-convict assigned by the gang to melt down the stolen gold for easier transportation. The professor is convinced to join forces with law and order and accompanied by Jack's African-American sidekick, Pinky (Raymond Turner), they set a trap for the leader of the gang, Chance Moore (Charles King). Randall's leading lady in this and four other Monogram oaters, Louise Stanley, became his partner in real life as well. Although the Randall series had been conceived as an entry in the singing cowboy sweepstakes, the star's operatic voice did not find favor with the audience and Gun Packer was released sans the usual warbling.

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bad-guy, con/scam, cowboy, gangster, gold, good-guy, love, mine, outlaw [Western], robbery, romance, rustler, stagecoach