The Avenger (1931)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Every so often, western star Buck Jones got it in his head that he could play a Mexican, and never mind that his accent wouldn't have convinced a prairie dog. In The Avenger, Jones plays a man determined to track down the three men who lynched his brother. As "The Black Shadow," our hero robs the rich, gives to the poor, and romances heroine Dorothy Revier. By film's end, he has not only accomplished his various goals, but has earned a full pardon. As for Jones's overall performance, "B"-western historian Don Miller summed it up beautifully when he wrote "When Buck had to passionately proclaim Mi Amore, as he did to Dorothy Revier in The Avenger, the jig was up."

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abuse, alcoholism, bad-guy, border [geographic], conflict, courage, cowboy, death, family, family-member, gangster, ghost, good-guy, mother, prison-guard, revenge, shoot-out, Southerner