Fargo Express (1932)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Romantic Drama, Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Ken Maynard searches for a wayward youngster in this average Western from his days with low-budget KBS Productions. A rancher turned miner, Ken promises lovely Helen Clark (Helen Mack) to be on the lookout for her rebellious brother Morton (Paul Fix), who has gone missing since heading west from Kansas City. Catching up with the youngster, Ken hires him to work on his mine and later assigns him to trade in their gold for cash. But after losing the earnings in a crooked poker game, Morton is blackmailed by nasty Sam Goss (Roy Stewart) into robbing the Fargo Express stagecoach. Ken attempts to cover for him but Morton is apprehended by the sheriff (William Desmond) and thrown in jail. Fearing that Morton will name him as an accomplice, Goss springs the young man from jail, intending to silence him after recovering the stolen money. Ken, meanwhile, convinces the sheriff that Morton was forced into a life of crime, and after a climactic fight, Goss is handed over to the posse.

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affection, arrest, brother, capture, child, conflict, cowboy, criminal, false-accusation, horse, identification, love, mistaken-identity, name-clearing, outlaw [Western], robbery, stagecoach, wild [undomesticated], winner, woman, youth