Man from Hell's Edges (1932)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Jun 15, 1932 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed in the desert near Lake Elsinore and Lake Hemet, CA, and in the San Jacinto Mountains, The Man From Hell's Edges was the fourth of six Bob Steele Westerns produced by Trem Carr for release by Sono Art-World Wide. Escaping from Hell's Edges, desert penitentiary Flash Manning (Steele) heads for the town of Raleigh where he saves the sheriff (Robert E. Homans) from being ambushed by Lobo (Julian Rivero), a Mexican gunman. The grateful sheriff deputizes Flash, who now uses the name "Bob Williams." Three months later, three of Flash's fellow inmates, the Drake brothers (Dick Dickinson, Buck Carey) and Joe Danti (Perry Murdock), arrive in Raleigh and Flash, whose identity has been revealed by a wanted poster, joins their gang. There is a confrontation with Lobo, who was responsible for the crime that put the Drake brothers and Danti behind bars in the first place, and Flash is revealed to be working for the secret service. The revelation comes as a welcome surprise for the sheriff's daughter (Nancy Drexel), who has fallen in love with him. The Man From Hell's Edges is the kind of lackadaisical B-Western where continuity is less important than action. The wanted poster, for example, mistakenly records Steele's character as "Flash Martin," while he is called Flash Manning throughout the film.

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accusation, bad-guy, cowboy, escape, good-guy, investigator, killing, prison, romance