Swifty (1936)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on Tracks, a 1928 short story by Stephen Payne, this low-budget Western from Diversion Pictures told the ancient story of a carefree drifter falsely accused of murdering a rancher. As he had so many times before, Hoot Gibson played the drifter, Ralph Lewis, of the silent era, was the murder victim, and June Gale, Gibson's girlfriend at the time, played the murdered man's pretty daughter. The real culprit, as Gibson learns, is the victim's adopted son and foreman (Wally Wales), who is in cahoots with an unscrupulous attorney (William Gould). Like Gibson's other five Westerns from Diversion Pictures, Swifty proved a generally well-received 62 minutes of sagebrush entertainment.

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bad-guy, cowboy, escape, false-accusation, father, good-guy, investigation, killing, loner, love, lynching, murder, pursuit, ranch, tracking [following]