Synopsis by Hal Erickson
At the time of its release, Fighting Code was praised as being markedly different from the general run of Buck Jones westerns. The story is motivated by a mystery angle: Who killed the father of heroine Diane Sinclair? Jones, at first a suspect himself, tries to find out, breaking a few noses and stepping on a few egos in the process. Surprisingly, the revelation of the killer's identity occurs at the film's mid-point, though there's no slackening off of action or suspense. Not long after Fighting Code, Columbia decided to briefly "retire" Buck Jones' western series and cast the star in a series of contemporary actioners.
bad-guy, cowboy, foreclosure, good-guy, homestead, impersonation, investigator, killing, lawyer, ranch