Cavalcade of the West (1936)
In his final Western for low-budget Diversion Pictures, veteran cowboy ace Hoot Gibson plays a pony express rider who discovers that his worst enemy is his own long-lost brother. As a child, Clint Knox (Jerry Tucker), and his mother Martha (Nina Guilbert), escaped a gang of bandits who killed Mr. Knox Steve Clark and abducted Clint's brother Ace (Barry Downing). Eleven years later, the adult Clint (Hoot Gibson), now a pony express rider, is ambushed by Ace (Rex Lease), a road agent who also robs a stage carrying Martha and pretty Mary Chrisman (Marion Shilling). In the ensuing gunfight, Clint's life is saved when his pocket bible stops one of Ace's bullet. But when Ace, now Clint's prisoner, recites an illegible inscription in the book, Clint realizes that he is his brother. At the trial, Clint successfully convinces the jury to acquit Ace because of the young man's harsh upbringing in the hands of his kidnappers. … More
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This film came from The Mill Creek Western Legends 50 Movie Pack, pretty sure you will find this is a public domain film and can be watched free on the internet. A very early western where good guys dress in white and bad guys dress in black, Story opens up with some settlers going west for gold when they are robed, Pa is shot and killed, Mom is hit in the head the two children witness it all, one child is taken by the bandits the other is left behind. Many cuts in the film and if you don't keep up you will lose the story. Years later the pony express starts one guy in white is hired by pony express the other dressed in black is not, he robs the pony express and stage, he is later caught by the good guy in white who we find out right before he is to be hung he's the good guys brother and all is forgiven, Film made in 1936 and is of poor quality. 2 starsMore
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