Rolling Caravans (1938)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Rolling Caravans was one of four Columbia B-westerns designed to make a star out of utility actor Jack Luden. Harry Woods, a fixture of the Luden series, fills the villain role, while Eleanor Stewart is the heroine once more. The story concerns the efforts of a homesteader named Breezy (Luden) to ward off the bad guys, who've determined that there's gold on his property. By the time the heavies have discovered that Breezy's "treasure" consists primarily of topsoil, the hero has settled accounts with his fists and deposited his enemies in the local calaboose. At one point, Jack Luden indulges in a bit of ventriloquism, suggesting that perhaps he would have been better off as a comedy sidekick rather than a leading man.



bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, outlaw [Western], prison, treasure, ventriloquist