The Black Bandit (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Black Bandit stars Bob Baker, a singing cowboy whom Universal hoped would prove a worthy competitor to Republic's Gene Autry. We are treated to a double dose of Baker in this one: he plays twin brothers, separated at birth. Need we add that one of the Bakers grows up on the right side of the law, while the other one becomes an outlaw? Ere the final fade-out, the twins unite in a common cause: the eradication of villains Jack Rockwell and Glenn Strange. Marjorie Reynolds, a few years shy of her prominence at Paramount Pictures, is the leading lady. One minor gaffe in Black Bandit: during the inevitable fistfight between the good and bad twin, the man doubling for the trim 'n' slim Bob Baker has a rather sizeable gut.



childhood, family, gore, holy, hypnosis, lawyer, mass-murder, missing, outlaw [Western], patient [medical], separated-at-birth, sheriff, shock, twins, violence