Pioneer Days (1940)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The best thing about the Jack Randall Western Pioneer Days is its short-and-sweet running time, a brisk 50 minutes. Randall plays Dunham, a wandering cavalier who comes to the aid of frontier heiress Mary (June Wilkins). The girl's legacy is half-ownership of a prosperous saloon, the other half controlled by hissable villain Slater (Ted Adams). With the help of no less than two comic sidekicks (Frank Yaconelli and Nelson McDowell), Dunham cuts the villain down to size. Surprisingly, the film's funniest performance is delivered by frog-faced Western heavy Rychard Cramer, here cast as a bartender who fancies himself a cardsharp.

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danger, bad-guy, bar [pub], battle [war], cowboy, frontiersman, good-guy, hardships, heir, inheritance, partner, settler, sidekick, songwriter, struggle, uncle