- Ax 2013
Robert Emmett Tansey for Monogram
directed by Robert Emmett Tansey
starring Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Chief Thundercloud, Rocky Camron (= Gene Alsace), Betty Miles, Glenn Strange, George Eldredge, Karl Hackett, Henry Hall, Charles King, Bud Osborne, Charles Murray jr, John Bridges, Forrest Taylor, Al Ferguson, Hal Price, Horace B.Carpenter, Frank Ellis, Augie Gomez, John L.Cason
story by Robert Emmett Tansey, screenplay by Frances Kavanaugh, musical director: Frank Sanucci
The Trail Blazers - Bob Steele, Hoot Gibson, Chief Thundercloud - are
entrusted with the task to escort Rocky Camron - who is accused of robbing
the Sonora Bank - back to Sonora to face trial, however, they are quick to
realize that a) he was set up, and b) he's in greater danger of being
bumped off by the men who actually committed the crime than he's likely to
escape ... so the Trail Blazers even give him back his gun for the way to
Sonora and use a variety of tricks to get him by his would-be assassins
(led by Charles King), enlisting the help of cowgirl Betty Miles.
Ultimately the Trail Blazers even capture most of them.
In Sonora, the Trail Blazers manage to smuggle Camron by even more
baddies and right to the house of the local judge (Forrest Taylor), who
agrees to listen to Camron's side of the story, while the Trail Blazers collect evidence against the real culprits, the bank owner (Karl Hackett),
his brother (Glenn Strange) and their lawyer (George Eldredge). Ultimately
it all culminates in a big gunfight at the end of whichthe bank goes up in
flames. And all the baddies get their just desserts ...
Nothing big, but an entertaining enough B-Western with plenty of (not
too spectacular) action and gunfights and (for a change) a female
character - Betty Miles - that is actually part of the action instead of
innocent victim ...