Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Not quite a western, not quite a historical drama, Under Strange Flags is a little bit of both, and a lot of former RKO Radio cowboy hero Tom Keene. The star is cast as Tom Kenyon, a roving adventurer in Mexico during the Revolution. Hoping to protect the silver mine owned by heroine Dolores De Vargas (Luana Walters), Tom receives unexpected assistance from none other than rebel leader Pancho Villa (Maurice Black). Meanwhile, Dolores' hotheaded brother joins the federal forces in opposition to Villa, putting hero and heroine in a pretty pickle indeed. And on top of all this, Villa's treacherous aide Morales (Roy D'Arcy) tries to swipe the silver mine for himself. On the strength of Tom Keene's reputation, Under Strange Flags was advertised as a western, inevitably disappointing at least a few of his fans.
bad-guy, claim-jumpers, cowboy, good-guy, mine