Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
In his fourth Western for Columbia Pictures, Tim McCoy played a lawman chasing a masked villain known only as "the Shadow." The would-be express office robber proves to be Grip Mason (Robert Ellis), who mistakenly blames Tim for his brother's death. There is a treacherous saloon femme fatale (Dorothy Granger of two-reel comedy fame), a comic sidekick (Harry Todd), and the inevitable ingénue. The latter was played by Marceline Day, a 1926 WAMPAS Baby Star best remembered today as Buster Keaton's girl in The Cameraman (1928). Typical of McCoy's Columbia Westerns, The Fighting Fool was well made in spite of budget constrictions.
evil, good [quality], bad-guy, brother, capture, cowboy, dance-hall-girl, disguise, girl, good-guy, jealousy, lawman, love, outlaw [Western], pursuit, range, secrets, sheriff, sibling