The Concentratin' Kid (1930)

Genres - Crime, Romance, Western  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Hoot Gibson's final film for his old Alma Mater, Universal, this early sound Western was played solely for laughs. Ranch hand Gibson is in love with a radio songstress (Kathryn Crawford) and bets his colleagues that he can make her marry him. All dressed up and on his way to propose, the Concentratin' Kid learns that the ranch has been rustled and the songbird kidnapped and caged. The kidnapper (James Mason) needs the girl to help decorate his home! "The Hooter" left his longtime employer after fifteen years of filling Carl Laemmle's coffers. His bitterness was understandable, but Gibson was no longer in the bloom of youth and following a series of very low-budget oaters produced by poverty row company Allied between 1931 and 1933, he spent the remainder of his career in supporting roles.



gangster, kidnapping