Rider of the Law (1935)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

An apparently lost entry in the long-running Bob Steele Western series produced by A.W. Hackel, The Rider of the Law presented the diminutive Steele as an Arizona lawman trailing the Tolliver brothers, a gang of outlaws. Steele catches up with the brothers in Apache City, where they are blackmailing the local bank president. As he has done so many times before, our hero then engages in a bit of subterfuge by pretending to be an Easterner. Thus catching the Tollivers off guard, he manages to discover their mountain hideout and there is a final shootout. Like all of Steele's early Westerns for Hackel's Supreme Pictures, The Rider of the Law was directed by his real-life father, Robert North Bradbury.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, lawman, outlaw [Western], role-switching, agent [representative], government