Rio Rattler (1935)

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A dying Marshal gives his identification papers to Tom. After Tom arrives in town, the papers drop and are found during a fight so Tom decides to assume the Marshal's identity. Mason, the ... See full summary »



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10 December 2004 | Mike-764
| There's Trouble on this B-Western Set
Tom Denton and Soapy come across a friend Bob Allen with a bullet in his back. Before dying, Allen says he's a Texas Ranger traveling incognito to the town of Rio to drive out the outlaw elements and gives his identification to Tom. Tom and Soapy arrive in Rio and the former is appointed sheriff, when Mason (hidden outlaw leader) notices Allen's identification on Tom. Mason believes Tom will end up like all the other sheriffs (pushing up daisies on Boot Hill), but Tom and Soapy start enforcing the law and Mason decides Tom is to be eliminated. Mason sees an opportunity when Rattler (gunhand and the murderer of Allen) finds out that Tom is not really Allen and has Mary (Allen's sister) accuse him of his brother's murder. Routine oater with little nuances and twists to make it stand out. Tyler is good as usual and watching him here makes you wish he were in movies with better production values, which this clearly does not have. The set up for the ending is good, but the end seems ordinary. Nice comic relief from the "Singing Smith Brothers" who shoot or fight anyone who thinks their singing is terrible. (They would be fighting 24/7) Rating, based on B-westerns, 4


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1 August 1935



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