The Deadline (1931)

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On parole from prison for a murder he did not commit, and not allowed to carry a gun, Buck sets out to find the real killer. His clue is a corner torn off a wanted poster with some ... See full summary »


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17 December 2016 | richardchatten
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| Moody 'B' Western
This moody little western is the first Buck Jones western I've ever seen and portrays him in an interestingly ambivalent light as a man with a quick temper who has been jailed for five years for allegedly accidentally killing a man by a blow to the head. The film opens with him being released on parole after serving a year, and establishes from the outset an element of suspense in that he will have to walk away from any potential confrontation he encounters; a situation he is not temperamentally cut out for. Writer-director Lambert Hillyer does his usual workmanlike job, assisted in this instance by atmospheric photography by Byron Haskin, notably in a bank robbery staged at night after hours.

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