The Boiling Point (1932)

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Future Academy Award-winner Hattie McDaniel briefly brightened the proceedings in this, one of her two B-Western appearances in 1932. (The other was George O'Brien's The Golden West.) The rotund African-American comedienne portrays a cook on a ranch belonging to banker Tom Kirk (Lafe McKee). Also working on the premises is Jimmy Duncan (Hoot Gibson), an unruly young man who has promised his Uncle George (George Hayes) he will behave (or else...!). Treacherous bank teller Holt Narbrough (Wheeler Oakman), who not only desires Kirk's ranch, but also his pretty daughter, Laura (Helen Foster), attempts to rid himself of an irritating rival by constantly picking fights with Jimmy. The latter, however, is steadfast in his resolve and soon becomes the laughing stock among the ranch hands. In the end, Jimmy earns both Laura's love and Uncle George's respect by foiling a bank robbery. The Boiling Point was one in a series of cheap Westerns Hoot Gibson made for low-budget company Allied Pictures from 1931 to 1933. Gibson, whose generosity was legendary, found employment for old friends such as Roy "Skeeter Bill" Robbins and Fred Gilman in all of his Allied films, including The Boiling Point.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Western
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Allied Artists

Cast

Hoot Gibson
as Jimmy Duncan
Helen Foster
as Laura Kirk
Tom London
as Pete
George 'Gabby' Hayes
as Uncle George Duncan
Wheeler Oakman
as Holt Narbrough
Charles Bailey
as Senor Gonzalez
Frank Ellis
as drunk
Fred Gilman
as Jimmy's friend
William McCall
as sheriff
Hattie McDaniel
as Caroline
Lew Meehan
as ranch hand
Alan Roscoe
as foreman
Bob Burns
as ranch hand
Artie Ortega
as henchman
Art Mix
as ranch hand
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