16 June 2018 | boblipton
Comedy and Unusual Action Leaven Steele Oater
Bob Steele is more interested in being a sportsman than in taking over the family business, so father Lafe McKee has him kidnapped and shipped down to the family mine to teach him a lesson. In the boxcar along the way, he meets up with Kit Guard, who agrees to impersonate him while he lies low. Along the way they discover that mine supervisor John Cowell has some underhanded plans in store, particularly for heiress Renee Borden.
It's a light-hearted yarn for Bob Steele fans, showing off his athleticism with some eye candy -- he's stripped to the waist for his work outs in some early scenes. Although some of the gags may not have aged very well, Bob shows off his usual agility with fist-fighting and riding, and also handles a whip in one fight and gets into a fencing match that looks pretty convincing. It's a good change of pace from the usual shoot-em-ups.