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Western Wednesdays: Fighting Mustang (1948)

SYNOPSIS:
A horse rustling outfit, the Black Diamond gang, is making off with wild horses intended to be used by the Texas rangers. During one of the ambushes, the unscrupulous marauders rustle five horses while injuring Cyclone, one of the rangers’ best and most temperamental stallions.

Having had his fill of these incidents, Ranger Sunset Carson [Sunset Carson] is charged with the task of recapturing the stolen mares and apprehending the rustlers. As it turns out, the rangers do not possess jurisdiction over the Three Corners territory in which the gang is hiding out as the stretch of land has yet to be annexed into the state of Texas.
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Western Wednesdays: The Hard Hombre (1931)

SYNOPSIS:
William “Peaceful” Patton [Hoot Gibson] attempts to end a range war between two opposing ranch owners but is frightened off the job by violence that ensues between the two. He returns home to his pacifist mother [Jessie Arnold]. As the two travel to church, the sheriff [Christian Frank] informs Patton of a ranch foreman’s job available in the next county. Patton accepts and rides off.
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Western Wednesdays: Trailin’ Trouble (1937)

SYNOPSIS:
Friendly Fields [Ken Maynard] is casually riding along on his white palomino Tarzan when he witnesses a holdup by Blackie Burke [Ken Maynard]. Fields darts out to get a closer look but is stopped by Burke who promptly steals Fields’ hat and rides off.

Fields and his mother [Grace Woods] venture in to town where Fields returns the stolen valuables to the sheriff [Fred Burns] and the rest of the townsfolk ans vows to apprehend Burke. Ma Fields resents her son hauling off to fight the marauder and insists he return home. Being the good son that he is, Fields obliges.
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Western Wednesdays: Wild Horse Phantom (1944)

SYNOPSIS:
Lawman Billy Carson [Buster Crabbe] orchestrates a plan that sees a band of prisoners, led by Link Daggett [Kermit Maynard] and Tom Hanlon [Robert Meredith], to escape from their confinement in search of a sizable amount of money, stolen from Piedmont County ranchers, they’ve hidden away. Hanlon has second thoughts about escaping with Daggett and his gang and starts to head back to prison only to be shot in the back by Daggett.
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Western Wednesdays: Silly Billies (1936)

SYNOPSIS:
The citizens of LittleTown are preparing to head off to California in search of gold, lead by Hank Bewley [Harry Woods]. Meanwhile, headed to LittleTown are Roy Banks [Bert Wheeler], assistant to dentist Dr. Philip “Painless” Pennington [Robert Woolsey] and school teacher Mary Blake [Dorothy Lee].

Once Pennington and crew arrive to LittleTown they meet up with crooked real estate magnate John Little [Richard Alexander] who promptly squeezes Pennington dry of five hundred dollars for one of the buildings in town. The trio engage in a drinking party to celebrate the success of the sale and Pennington and Banks proceed to get heavily plastered. At the same time, Blake is offered and accepts a proposition to teach on the trail west.

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Western Wednesdays: Fight It Out (1920)

SYNOPSIS:
While Sandy Adams (Hoot Gibson) waits for the sheriff, three thugs, led by Slim Allen (Jim Corey) conspire to frame Duncan McKenna (Charles Newton) of rustling the sheriff’s cattle by branding them with McKenna’s brand. The sheriff returns to his office only to be greeted by Allen, whom tells the sheriff that McKenna has branded one of his calves. Adams overhears this conversation and rides off.
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Western Wednesdays: Bronco Billy’s Adventure (1911)

SYNOPSIS:
Lucy (Edna Fisher), the daughter of tavern owner Riley (Arthur Mackley) is seen flirting with her lover (Fred Church). Riley objects to the relationship, forbids the lover from ever seeing Lucy again and vows to kill him if he is ever seen on his property again. Moments later Broncho Billy (Broncho Billy Anderson) arrives at the tavern to take up lodging for the night. Riley and Billy share a drink and practice straight shooting together.
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