Honor of the Range (1934)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Apr 16, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Typical of Ken Maynard's offbeat approach to westerns, Honor of the Range stars Maynard as twin brothers -- one strong and heroic, the other weak and dishonest. The "good" brother takes his sibling's place to get the goods on all-around villain Rawhide (Fred Kohler Sr.), who manages to live off his ill-gotten gains in grand style. At one point, the plot requires Maynard to pose as a song-and-dance man, which he does with surprising effectiveness. The now-famous climax finds kidnapped heroine Mary (Cecilia Parker) distracting Rawhide's henchman by loudly and furiously playing on the villain's mighty Wurlitzer organ!

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bad-guy, brother, twins, disguise, sheriff, undercover, hideout, kidnapping, lawman, lady, outlaw [Western], love, mountains