Breck Coleman leads a wagon train of pioneers through Indian attack, storms, deserts, swollen rivers, down cliffs and so on while looking for the murder of a trapper and falling in love with Ruth Cameron.
Tag Archives: 1930s
Behind Office Doors (1931) Melville W. Brown, Mary Astor, Robert Ames, Ricardo Cortez, Drama, Romance
A film about the pupils of a posh Berlin gymnasium in their final term (Ober-Primaner = pupils of the Upper First) and their class teacher/mentor/confessor teaching them about humanism and tolerance, a lesson that would be badly needed three years later. The teacher is this time not played by Jannings but by the equally great Theodor Loos. The illustrious father of one pupil is imprisoned because of embezzlement, the boy’s step-mother remains quite unmoved.
Five Came Back (1939) John Farrow, Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When Jane Norton inadvertently discovers that Ken, her husband of two years, is dallying with his beautiful secretary, she decides to turn the tables by applying for a job as secretary to philandering architect Barney Dexter, an associate of her husband. Despite cynical advice from her friend Blanche, a three-time divorcée, Jane stays one step ahead of the amorous Dexter and uses Ken’s jealousy to get him to renounce his extra-marital indiscretions.
Texas Ranger Jack Steele is assigned to bring in former ranch owner Judith Alvarez, now the leader of a gang who is waging war against the crooked government officials who cheated the ranchers out of their land.
Quick Millions (1931) Rowland Brown, Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers, Crime, Drama
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.
Old Man Rhythm (1935) Edward Ludwig, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, George Barbier, Barbara Kent, Comedy, Musical
Rich John Roberts, Jr. gets reports that his son, Johnny, is falling for a gold digging blonde at college. So he enrolls as a freshman to try to steer Johnny towards the girl he’d like him to marry. He hits upon the idea to have the blonde believe he lost his business, by writing a letter instructing his partner to wire him that his business went broke. But he gives the letter to a school official who forgets to mail it.
Treachery Rides the Range (1936) Frank McDonald, Dick Foran, Paula Stone, Craig Reynolds, Music, Western
The Indians need the Buffalo to survive and the Government has promised to keep the herds free from hunters. But Carter, of Carter and Barton, just signed a big contract for furs and Buffalo meat so they want the herds. The only way they can get them is to rile the Indians up enough to go on the warpath and break the treaty. After the trouble starts, the Indians get the Colonel’s daughter and hold her prisoner.
Sent by President Lincoln to prevent an outlaw band from hampering the war effort, secret agent Red Colton is ambushed and his identity papers stolen, setting him up to be accused by the local army commander of being a traitor. An unknown second agent and a secret password are his only hope of clearing his name and exposing the real culprits.