Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ken Maynard's Branded Men wasn't up to the standards of his previous Range Law, but it was still better than the usual "B"-western of the era. On this occasion, hero Maynard is travelling in the company of pint-sized comedy relief Billy Bletcher (later the voice of the Big Bad Wolf and Black Pete in the Disney cartoon) and gangly Irving Bacon. Falsely accused of a crime, the intrepid trio spends the rest of the picture clearing themselves, but not before being forced to divest a pompous judge (Wilfred Lucas) of his fancy clothes. June Clyde, a busy musical comedy star, may well be the most talented of Maynard's early-talkie leading ladies. For some reason, Branded Men is the one Ken Maynard western which still pops up with frequency on television.