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The Riding Tornado (1932)

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A typical low-budget but competently made Columbia Western, The Riding Tornado featured Tim McCoy as a famous rodeo champ who, incognito, wins a supposed killer stallion, Pal, and a purse of 500 dollars in a small town race. Having amicably lost the money in a poker game, Tim is hired by Pal's prior owner, rancher Hiram Olcott (Lafe McKee), to track down a gang of cattle rustlers headed by Hetch Engle (Wheeler Oakman). In between fighting hothead ranch foreman Dick Stark (Wallace MacDonald) for the attention of lovely Patsy Olcott (Shirley Grey), Tim manages to track down Hetch and his gang before they can do more damage. Stark, meanwhile, is heroically killed attempting to stop a stampede, leaving Tim and Patsy free to plan a future together. Vernon Dent, who later menaced the Three Stooges in countless two-reelers, played Hefty, the bartender, a role he had originated in an earlier McCoy effort, Texas Cyclone.

Cast

Tim Mccoy
as Tim Torrent
Shirley Grey
as Patsy Alcott
Wheeler Oakman
as Hatch Engle
Montagu Love
as Walt Carson
Vernon Dent
as Bartender Hefty
Weeler Oakman
as Hatch Engel
Bud Osborne
as Slim Collier (uncredited)
Hank Bell
as Cowhand (uncredited)
Art Mix
as Corson Hand Collier (uncredited)
Silver Tip Baker
as Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer
as Henchman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego
as Olcott Hand Artie (uncredited)
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