Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Columbia's Buck Jones western series was winding down when Unknown Valley was released in mid-1934. Jones plays Bob Gordon, who rides into an isolated desert community populated by thieves, layabouts and losers. Here he searches for his long-lost father, and it is this story angle that provides the film's suspense. Though there's plenty of physical action in the form of chases and beatings, not one gun is fired, which may well have been a first at Columbia. Cecilia Parker plays the heroine rescued from a forced marriage by the hero, while Ward Bond plays a significant supporting role.
bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, marriage