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Partners (1932)

Passed | | Western | 8 January 1932 (USA)
A rancher is arrested for murdering his young partner's grandfather, but he escapes to try to prove his innocence.

Director:

Fred Allen

Writers:

Donald W. Lee (from the story by), Donald W. Lee (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ... Dick Barstow
Nancy Drexel ... Jean Morgan
Otis Harlan ... Auctioneer
Victor Potel ... Deputy Lem
Bobby Nelson ... Bud Roach
Lee Shumway ... Chet Jarvis
Billy Franey ... Carry All Roach
Carlton S. King ... Mr. Morgan (as Carleton King)
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Storyline

C.A. "Carry All" Roach is a merchant on wheels, selling odds and ends from his coach. When Chet Jarvis buys a trinket and needs change of a $20 bill, Roach gets it from his money belt, which does not go unnoticed by Jarvis. Dick Barstow raises horses for a living, but has to get $1500 to pay off a loan he needed for stock. His good friend, Roach, lends him the money by handing him the money belt in exchange for an IOU. Dick likes Roach's young grandson, Bud, so much, he makes him a partner. Later, Dick finds Roach murdered, the coach overturned, and Bud unconscious. Jarvis, who bought the trinket for Dick's girl Jean Morgan, tries to frame Dick, having also stolen Roach's wallet containing the IOU, and mentioning the money belt Dick has to the sheriff. Dick is arrested for murder because he has the incriminating evidence, but he escapes to try to prove his innocence. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Ace of western whirlwinds

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Mörderspur See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Pathé Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(uncredited)
Music attributed to Daniel E. Kelley (1904)
Lyrics attributed to Brewster M. Higley (as Brewster 'Bruce' Higley) (1873)
[Performed onscreen by an uncredited quartet, one playing a guitar]
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A typical B-western of the 30's with little to recommend it.
27 September 1998 | by Art-22See all my reviews

This is a routine B-western of the 30's, containing a good guy, a villain and his henchmen, a murder creating an orphan, a false arrest, a love interest, an all-too-easily escape to prove innocence, followed by an unconvincing ending. The fact that such a description applies to hundreds of westerns in the 30's signifies how routine it is. However, Tom Keene is such a personable good guy and so adept in his handling of some of the cowboy tricks, he partially redeems it. But it's basically a film for undiscriminating young children and adults.


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