Shadow Ranch (1930)

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When cowpunchers Sim and Ranny get fired, Ranny heads for Shadow Ranch. Later on, Sim arrives just as Ranny is being buried. He then sets out to find the killer that shot him in the back.



  • Marguerite De La Motte and Buck Jones in Shadow Ranch (1930)
  • Buck Jones and Silver in Shadow Ranch (1930)
  • Marguerite De La Motte, Buck Jones, and Silver in Shadow Ranch (1930)
  • Buck Jones in Shadow Ranch (1930)
  • Buck Jones, Albert J. Smith, and Slim Whitaker in Shadow Ranch (1930)
  • Buck Jones in Shadow Ranch (1930)

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28 June 2013 | MartinHafer
| Pretty typical.
Buck Jones stars in this modest B-western. The film has a prologue in which you learn that Sim is a drifter and happy to be one. You also learn that his friend Ranny is looking to settle down. Some time passes and they go their separate ways when Sim receives a letter from Ranny—inviting him to come work for a nice lady on her ranch. However, by the time Sim arrives, Ranny has been murdered—shot in the back by a gang of jerks bent on controlling all the ranches (a very typical western theme). Sim vows to exact revenge and the rest of the movie is simply lead up to the finale—a finale in which Sim CANNOT just shoot the killer when he apprehends him (that would violate the B-western unwritten code). All in all, this is a very, very typical sort of western with few surprises. However, Buck Jones was a good actor and the film is entertaining provided your expectations aren't too high. My biggest problem was simply that I felt like I'd seen all this before—which will be your reaction if you've seen many of these old lower-budgeted westerns.

By the way, I am not sure why but the original title screen appears to have been hastily replaced. And, the film is currently in the public domain.

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