Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rest assured that star Hoot Gibson is not the "local badman" of the title. He is, however, accused of being a desperado by a pair of unscrupulous bankers. Hoot, you see, is a railroad detective, and the crooks are up to their necks in a train insurance scam. But the old Hooter isn't as slow on the uptake as he seems to be, as the villains discover to their grief. Local Badman was inspired by the Peter B. Kyne story All For Love.
bad-guy, bank, bank-robbery, brother, criminal, false-accusation, good-guy, robbery, sibling