The Oklahoma Sheriff (1930)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This inexpensively produced early sound Western was diminutive cowboy star Bob Steele's second to last for poverty row company Syndicate Film Exchange. Steele appeared as a young cowboy in love with the sheriff's daughter (Jean Reno). There is a rival, of course, a crooked deputy (Perry Murdock) who is the mastermind behind a daring robbery. Steele foils a scheme to murder the sheriff, unmasks the crooked deputy, returns the stolen money and wins the pretty girl, all in the final reel. Steele left Syndicate following Breezy Bill (1930), but went on to appear in scores of budget Westerns, many directed by his father, Robert North Bradbury. To non-Western fans, he is perhaps best remembered for playing the bully, Curley, in Of Mice and Men (1939) and as the killer, Canino, in The Big Sleep (1946).

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bad-guy, cowboy, deputy, expose [revelation], father, good-guy, lawman, love, outlaw [Western], romance, sheriff, sweetheart