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The Western Code (1932)

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An average entry in Columbia Pictures' Tim McCoy Western series, The Western Code features perennial Bad Guy Wheeler Oakman as Nick Grindle, a crooked saloon keeper who marries lovely Polly Loomis' mother for her money. The woman dies leaving everything to Grindle while Polly (Nora Lane) and her brother, Dick (Dwight Frye), remain penniless. Texas Ranger Tim Barrett (McCoy), however, suspects the will to be a forgery. When Grindle is found dead, both Polly and Dick confess to the crime, each believing the other to be guilty. Assuming both to be innocent, Tim follows Grindle's henchmen, Worden (Matthew Betz) and Chapman (Mischa Auer), to the gang's hideout where he finds Grindle still very much alive. The dead man was in fact Frank Newport, a missing ranger whose face Grindle had disfigured to hide his identity. Worden confesses to the murder of the ranger, Chapman admits to having forged the will, and Grindle himself is killed in a climactic gun battle.

Cast

Tim Mccoy
as Tim Barrett
Nora Lane
as Polly Lewis
Dwight Frye
as Dick Lewis
Wheeler Oakman
as Nick Grindell
Mischa Auer
as Chapman
Emilio Fernandez
as Indian Joe
Gordon DeMain
as Sheriff Purdy
Jack Kirk
as Deputy Chuck
Bud Osborne
as Hutch Miller
Hal Price
as brawler
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Routine old-fashioned western, now outdated.

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