Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Tim McCoy's final Western for Columbia, his home since 1931, Riding Wild is the old story of a range war between cattle barons and homesteaders. The feud begins when rancher Clay Stevens (Niles Welch) hires a gang of cattle rustlers whose crimes he blames on a group of nesters. Neighboring rancher Tim Malloy (McCoy) sides with the homesteaders and organizes a resistance movement. In retaliation, Stevens hires Tex Ravelle (also McCoy), Tim's lookalike, to kill the upstart rancher and lead the homesteaders into a death trap. Tim, however, outwits Tex and lives to face Stevens in a final gun duel. When Columbia producer Irving Briskin failed to renew McCoy's contract with his usual expediency, McCoy instead signed with independent producers Sigmund Neufeld and Leslie Simmonds, who released their product through Poverty Row company Puritan.
bad-guy, cowboy, foreman, good-guy, land-scheme, outlaw [Western], ranch