The Lion's Den (1936)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In yet another unusual Western from short-lived Puritan Pictures, Tim McCoy is a Wild West performer in a Manhattan nightclub. As Tim is performing his sharpshooting tricks with sidekick Paddy Callahan (Don Barclay), wealthy Texas rancher Knute Merwin (Arthur Millett) and his daughter, Ann (Joan Woodbury), are being robbed at gunpoint. The muggers are scared away by Tim, whom a grateful Merwin hires to protect his property from nasty cattle rustler Nate Welsh (J. Frank Glendon). Arriving to Merwin's Western town by train, Tim is mistaken by Welsh for gunslinger Single Shot Smith (John Merton), who had escaped en route. While the Merwins mistakenly believe that he has double-crossed them, Tim lets himself be hired by Welsh who appoints him his first lieutenant. Naturally, the sharpshooter remains on the side of the angels, defeating Welsh and his gang and returning the Merwin ranch to its rightful owners. As usual, The Lion's Den was produced by Sigmund Neufeld and directed by his brother, Sam Newfield.

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bad-guy, cowboy, detective, disguise, good-guy, impersonation, outlaw [Western], performer, ranch, romance