The Last of the Clintons (1935)

Genres - Action, Mystery, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Harry Carey's western series for bottom-of-the-barrel Ajax Pictures were definitely a mixed bag, but some were pretty good, and Last of the Clintons was even better. Carey is cast in the William S. Hart mold as frontier detective Trigger Carson. With stoic determination, Carson takes on a gang of cattle rustlers headed by the monstrous Luke Todd (Earl Dwire). An interesting subplot involves the kidnapping of heroine Edith Elkins (Betty Mack), who manages to reform her abductor (Del Carson) before any harm can be done. Only in its haphazard story construction and occasionally fuzzy photography does Last of the Clintons betray its poverty-row origins.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, lawman, outlaw [Western], detective, gangster