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Slim Braddock (Tim MCCoy) was cheated out of his mine by local banker
and landgrabber Williams (Karl Hackett) - which is why he holds up all of
Williams' gold shipments, but never kills anyone and never steals anything
other than what is rightfully his. Eventually though, a posse catches up
with him and shoots him, and he lives just long enough to tell his son Tim
(Eddie Buzard) to keep on the fight.
Years have passed, and Tim Braddock
(now played by Tim McCoy) hits town again, just in time to witness a trial
in which Williams tries to get his hands on the mine of Brennan (John
Cowell) - the judge (John Elliott) however decides to wait another day, as
Brennan awaits a considerable sum of money to come with the next stage
which would enable him to pay his debts to Williams - which is why
Williams sends out his gang to hold up the stage. Tim however quickly
decides to hold up those who have held up the stage, and he delivers the
money to Brennan after all.
Later, Williams sends over his cronies
Jepson (Edmund Cobb) and Stanley (Jack Mower) over to buy Brennan out, but
since only they know about a rich ore found in the mine, they offer way
too less money. That deal however is spoiled by Braddock, who somehow sees
through their scheme.
Then Braddock sends over explosives expert Bailey
(Paul Fix), however, Tim, posing as one of Williams' henchmen, manages to
lure Bailey into a trap, then he poses as Bailey in front of a Williams
henchman, messing up the whole thing for Williams but good.
has Williams, Bailey and Tim trapped in the mine that is about to be blown
up by Jepson - and Williams starts to panic and runs right into the
explosion, while Tim figures a safe way out for him and Bailey, then he
takes care of Jepson.
There is no doubt that this film was hot
on the cheap, but extensive use of mine sets - while not always looking
wholly convincing - does lend Bulldog Courage a rather unusual
atmosphere only rarely found in a B-Western. Add to this an interesting
and rather intelligent script and Tim McCoy on top of his game and you've
got quite an entertaining piece of Western of the low budget variety.