#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero, knows can never be spent. With no other money, they resort to stealing food from the local ranchers. Hoping to have one of the ranchers, Tony, cash one of the bills for them for pocket money, they offer him a $1000 note as a fee. But Tony senses something is fishy and goes for his rifle, and he is murdered. Suspicion falls on rancher Jim Parker, who was the last of the locals to see Tony alive. His sweetheart, Anne Miller, doesn’t believe he did it, and rides off to tell him the townsfolk are in a lynching mood. But Jim had followed two of the gang members who he saw stealing his goats, and was riding back to tell the others about the crooks. Anne intercepts him, but he refuses to flee and convinces the folks that the thieves and murderers are in that cabin by the valley. They ride off to confront the crooks and discover that they have taken Anne as a hostage.
Plot: Bank robbers and killers cause mayhem in a small western town.
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Boyd before he became Hoppy.
Up until 1935, William Boyd was a popular but minor movie star playing in a wide variety of films. However, in 1935 he played his first western as ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ and he soon became a big B-western star. “Men of America” is one of many westerns Boyd made before adopting the Hopalong Cassidy character as his own.
“Men of America” is a western set in the modern day….and isn’t so much a western as a story set out in the rural west. Unknown to the small town of Paradise Valley, in the nearby canyon are a group of hardened criminals hiding out from the law. These robbers, however, are not particularly successful, as their last job only netted them thousand dollar bills (which would be impossible to spend without alerting the authorities) and they are becoming hungry. So, they begin robbing from the nearby townspeople–and everyone in town is wondering WHO is doing this. Eventually, their misdeeds result in a murder…and the dopey folks in town immediately assume Jim (Boyd) is behind it even though they’ve known him for years and have trusted him. Can Jim use common sense to get these folks to focus on finding the real source of the problems or is he going to be strung up by a lynch mob?
The film is never dull and is filled with interesting camerawork….something you don’t expect from just a B-movie. What I also didn’t expect was the unusually violent and graphic finale…very satisfying but shocking. Overall, a very well made B…one that might help change your mind about such quick and inexpensive movies.
Bank robbers and killers cause mayhem in a small western town.
An exciting, atypical “modern” western in that automobiles as well as horses are used by the ranchers. Set in 1932, bank robbers are hiding out and laying low after a foolish robbery of $50,000 in $1000 banknotes, which gang leader Cicero knows cannot be spent. With no other money, they resort to stealing food from the local ranchers, but are discovered, leading to a climactic battle. I enjoyed the modern setting, which sets it apart from the usual B-western 1930’s format, and the suspense had me biting my fingernails. The screenplay is excellent for this type of movie and the direction, by Ralph Ince, who also plays the villain, moves along at a good pace. William Boyd shows some of his skills that made him a star in the series of Hopalong Cassidy films a few years later, and Charles “Chic” Sales (who provides some of the comedy) and Dorothy Wilson (who provides the love interest) are good in their co-starring roles.
Original Language en
Runtime 58 min
Genre Crime, Western, Drama
Director Ralph Ince, William Boyd
Writer Samuel Ornitz, Jack Jungmeyer, Henry McCarty
Actors William Boyd, Charles ‘Chic’ Sale, Dorothy Wilson
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm