Desert Mesa (1935)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Produced by Victor Adamson (aka Denver Dixon), directed by Alan James (aka Alvin J. Neitz), and written by Van Johnson (no, not that Van Johnson), this minor -- very minor -- Western-melodrama starred yet another alias, Tom Wynn, the real name, apparently, of stuntman Wally West. Wynn played a young cowboy searching for the villain who swindled his father out of his property. The youngster obtains a job on the Crazy K. Ranch, whose owner (William McCall) is having trouble with a gang of rustlers. To no one's surprise, the leader of the rustlers, "Lynx" Merson (Lew Meehan), is the very same man the redoubtable Wynn is searching for. A veteran purveyor of cheap sagebrush theatrics, Adamson hired several of his best friends -- not to mention his wife Delores Booth -- to act in this barely released film, including silent screen Western heroes Franklyn Farnum and Bill Patton. Adamson himself also appeared -- under yet another pseudonym, Art James -- as did Buster Keaton's brother Harry.



bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy