In Old Cheyenne (1931)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A cowpoke is duped and made to appear drunk by an unscrupulous foreman in this Western from small-scale Sono Art-World Widewhich benefited from location filming in the Mojave Desert. Losing his job at the Sutter ranch as a result, Jim (Rex Lease) vows to catch the true culprits, foreman Winslow (Harry Woods) and his gang of horse thieves. Disguised as one of Winslow's henchmen, Jim discovers that the gang is employing a specially trained white stallion to round up Sutter's mares and herd them into a secret mountain pass. Along with his sidekick Ben (Harry Todd), Jim follows the stallion and catches the gang red-handed, earning the love and respect of lovely Helen Sutter (Dorothy Gulliver). In all likelihood the opener of a proposed series, In Old Cheyenne failed to garner much interest. More a general purpose actor than a classic hero, Rex Lease would have to wait until 1935 to star in his own series, and then it was for Superior Talking Pictures, which, despite its name, was even lower on the Hollywood totem-pole than Sono Art-World Wide.

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bad-guy, good-guy, horse, identity, owner, ranch, robbery, secrets