Four more movies from the Cowboys & Bandits 50 Movie Set. It's one of those 12 disc sets that Millcreek Entertainment puts out. Much of what they put out is in the public domain and they tend to pack a lot on a disc. Still, it's often the only place to find some these old films. The price is certainly right, usually I find these sets for under a tenner and that makes the movies under 20 cents each.
Law Of The Rio Grande 1931 Bob Custer is an outlaw who decides to go straight. He hires onto a ranch and soon has trouble with an old outlaw pal of his. There's the usual cowboy stuff but the movie isn't much more than an average oater.
Ghost Patrol 1936 It's one of those more modern Western that have airplanes, cars and scientific gadgets. A professor invents a magical ray that causes airplane engines to stall out. Crooks have kidnapped the professor and they use his machine to down planes so they can rob them of valuables. Tim McCoy goes undercover to infiltrate the gang. Not too bad either. You can watch it and see if you like it.
Cavalier Of The West 1931 Harry Carey is a Lieutenant in the cavalry. He has to defend his brother in a murder trial. It's kind of melodramatic and there's a bit of a sad ending. Not bad but not better than average.
Stormy Trails 1936 Another one of those movies where the evil villain wants a poor saps land. He uses all the trick he can to get that land. Rex Bell is the poor sap and he fights back. It was better than the rest on the disc.
It might be because it was directed by Sam Newfield. He's a B-Movie director who's got an impressive list of stuff on the IMDb. He started directing shorts in 1926 and continued working until 1964. He worked in TV in the 1950s directing episodes of Ramar Of The Jungle, Captain Gallant Of The Foreign Legion and Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans. The script was by Phil Dunham. His acting career ended in 1953 with 250 credits. It's not too surprising, he started in 1913. Phil also wrote, he started writing shorts in 1917, over 30 in the next dozen years, and between 1933 and 1940 he wrote a dozen films. The only one I've seen is Secret Agent K-7. I don't remember anything about it.
Not the best bunch of films but all watchable. I'll forget them soon but so that goes with most everything.