Danger Trails (1935)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Guinn "Big Boy" Williams had only himself to blame for this hackneyed Western, which he based on his own "original" story. A brawny actor who usually played dumb cowboys, Williams would make five low-budget Westerns for Beacon Pictures, Danger Trails being the second-to-last, before finding his rightful place as a supporting actor. Returning from college, Williams learns that his father, Pecos (John Elliott), and three half-brothers have turned into outlaws. In an attempt to rescue dad from his life of crime, Big Boy is mercilessly beaten by the brothers (Wally Wales, Edmund Cobb, and Ace Cain). His hatred for the outlaws only increases when Pecos is killed by Sheriff Hopkins (Steve Clark), the father of Big Boy's girlfriend Ruth (Marjorie Gordon). The brothers, however, promise to reform if Big Boy kills the sheriff. When he refuses, they kidnap Ruth, offering her as the prize in a poker game. Big Boy instead draws on the brothers, who are all arrested by the sheriff.



bad-guy, college, conflict, cowboy, good-guy, honor [recognition], ranch, revenge