The Fighting Code (1934)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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bad-guy, cowboy, foreclosure, good-guy, homestead, impersonation, investigator, killing, lawyer, ranch