Ridin' Law (1930)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent-screen hero Jack Perrin and his handsome mount Starlight headlined this low-budget oater from shoestring company Big 4 Film Corp., one of the many Gower Gulch entrepreneurs catching former luminaries whose careers were on a downslide due to talkies. Perrin's father is murdered by villain Yakima Canutt, who flees to Mexico with the hero in hot pursuit. Reviewers were quick to pronounce the film a failure, not so much due to Perrin's performance, which was fine, but to leading lady Renee Borden's trouble with a below-the-border accent. Former western star Canutt also suffered vocal problems and saw his career turning increasingly toward villainy. The future Academy Award-winning stunt-man was still years away from his most enduring work at Republic Pictures.

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bad-guy, cowboy, family-member, father, good-guy, killing, love, revenge, romance