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Lucky Terror (1936)

Approved | | Western | 20 February 1936 (USA)
A sharpshooter in a traveling sideshow is falsely accused of murdering a local miner.


Alan James


Alan James (screenplay), Roger Allman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Hoot Gibson ... Lucky 'The Lucky Terror' Carson
Charles Hill Charles Hill ... Doc Haliday
Lona Andre ... Ann Thornton aka Madame Fatima
George Chesebro ... Jim Thornton
Robert McKenzie ... Sheriff Hodges
Jack Rockwell ... Bat Moulton
Frank Yaconelli Frank Yaconelli ... Tony Giribaldi
Charles King ... Wheeler
Horace B. Carpenter ... Prosecutor (as Horace Carpenter)


Lucky Carson is riding through the snow-covered mountains when he sees Bat Moulton and his gang chasing Jim Thornton. Since it's none of his business Lucky hides behind a boulder to avoid being involved. (Unlike most B-western heroes, those played by Hoot Gibson often not only avoided trouble that wasn't theirs, they often avoided trouble when it was directed at them.) But Thornton has doubled back and pulls a gun on Lucky with the intent of stealing Lucky's untired horse. But the frightened horse rears,dashes over a cliff and takes Thornton with him. Lucky goes through Thornton's saddle bags, finds gold in them and realizes why Moulton's men were chasing the late departed Thornton. Hiding the bags at the foot of a mountain, Lucky (on Thornton's now-rested horse) rides on and comes across a Medicine Show ran by Doc Haliday. He hooks on as a sharpshooter and meets entertainer Ann Thornton, the dead man's niece. Moulton and his men ride up and inform Ann that they have taken possession ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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20 February 1936 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Friday 13 December 1946 on DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Typical and Amusing Hoot Gibson Vehicle
25 August 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Hoot Gibson has a pretty good B Western in this one. He's just moseying along on the trail, when a man pokes a gun in his ribs, and tells him they're switching hats and horses. Then the man's horse goes loco and pulls him over a cliff. Hoot ambles on a bit further and finds a stuck medicine show and hooks up with it as a trick shooter. All too soon, he's on trial for murder of the first man and involved in a gold mine.

Hoot performs some fancy riding and there is plenty of clowning to go with the snarling about serious stuff. Lona Andre is the love interest, and Charles Hill is the orotund and lazy medicine show proprietor. Additional comics are Frank Yaconelli as the show's Italian dogsbody and Charles King as Hoot's drunken lawyer. Hoot wanders through with his mildly befuddled, mildly amused air, hoping that things will turn out all right, and eventually, they do. His fans will not be disappointed.

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