Mark of the Spur (1932)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In a last desperate effort to stay afloat in an industry suffering from the Great Depression, John R. Freuler's tattered Big Four Film Corp. hired former silent screen cowboy Bob Custer to headline a series of inexpensive Westerns: Headin' For Trouble, Quick Trigger Lee (both 1931), Mark of the Spur and The Scarlet Brand. In "Spur," the wooden Custer played The Kid, a drifter saving a young lady (Lillian Rich) from the inappropriate attentions of her villainous adopted brother (George Chesebro). Written, produced, directed, acted and photographed by silent screen veterans, Mark of the Spur was hardly of a quality to save any company, least of all the ramshackle, under funded Big Four. Custer, who had been quite popular in rural areas, lingered on until 1937 when he retired to become a building inspector.



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