Law of the Plains (1938)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Whenever a Charles Starrett western flashed on the screen in the late 1930s, audiences could rest assured that the supporting cast would include Iris Meredith (heroine), Edward LeSaint (heroine's father), Dick Curtis (blackhearted villain) and Edmund Cobb, Art Mix and George Cheseboro (general hangers-on). All of these performers were in attendance in Starrett's 1938 vehicle Law of the Plains. Plot 24-B was trotted out on this occasion, wherein Starrett protects ranch-owner Meredith from a crooked cattle dealers. LeSaint comes into the story rather late, upon discovering that Meredith is (of course) his long-lost daughter. The film's biggest surprise is that the usually saintly LeSaint is the head of the villains, though he redeems himself by the fadeout. Musical interludes are provided by Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers.

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bad-guy, bank-personnel, community, conflict, control, cowboy, expose [revelation], farming, gangster, good-guy, help, investigator, outlaw [Western], rescue, secrets, shoot-out, songwriter