Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dauntless Dustin Farnum stars in the rugged western Man in the Open. A retired sailor, Farnum heads to the wide open spaces, where he becomes a federal ranger. When not busy battling the villains, Our Hero dallies with such saloon-hall lovelies as Claire DuBrey and such sweetness 'n' light types as Irene Rich. The climax involves a showdown with the scurrilous "Bull" Brookes (Lamar Johnstone). One wonders if director Joseph H. Lewis recalled Man in the Open while making his similarly themed Terror in a Texas Town (1958).
bad-guy, conflict, cowboy, good-guy, ranger [military], shame, weapons, woman