Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rocky Rhodes was Buck Jones' first western vehicle for Universal Pictures. Evidently inheriting a leftover script from previous Universal cowboy star Ken Maynard, Jones plays the title character, who as the film opens is heading back to his home in Arizona with his raffish saddle-pal Harp (Stanley Fields). Upon his arrival, Rocky Rhodes champions the cause of heroine Nan (Sheila Terry), whose ranch is in danger of falling into the grimy hands of the villainous Murich (Walter Miller). The whole affair ends in a tense shoot-out between the good and bad buys, with guess who coming out on top. Rocky Rhodes is beautifully photographed by the ever-reliable Ted McCord, who'd previous labored on the Ken Maynard series.
bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, land-scheme, ranch