The Bronze Buckaroo (1939)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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African-American cowboy Herb Jeffries (here billed Herbert Jeffrey) headed an all-black cast in this otherwise ordinary Western filmed at the "all-colored" N.B. Murray dude ranch near Victorville, CA. Jeffries plays Bob Blake, a cowboy investigating the mysterious disappearance of his friend, Joe (Rellie Hardin). Joe, it appears, sits on some mighty valuable land and nasty Pete (Spencer Williams Jr.) aims to make him sign over the deed. Bob and his cowboy friends arrive just in time to prevent Joe from being branded with a hot iron. This African-American Western was produced, written, and directed by the white Richard C. Kahn, and included musical interludes performed by Jeffries and the Four Tones. Adhering to every cliché in the book, The Bronze Buckaroo came complete with an idiotic, easily scared sidekick (ventriloquist Lucius Brooks).

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battle [war], cowboy, killing, revenge