Big Boy Rides Again (1935)
Article 5736 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Albert Herman
Featuring Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, Constance Bergen, Charles K. French
What it is: Weird western
When his father is killed by a mysterious masked figure, an estranged son investigates.
Yes, the horror elements are pretty light, but they’re there. There’s the death of an old man who has left a will, secret passages, a masked killer, and a fair amount of lurking. But since it’s a western, we get rodeo stock footage, fist fights, lot’s of horse-riding, stiff acting, and a fight scene on the back of a moving horse-drawn cart. The plot barely registers because it’s barely there, but what do you expect from a b western of the mid thirties? It’s certainly nothing special, but if you like this sort of thing, this will pass muster.