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Western Wednesdays: Lightning Bill (1934)

SYNOPSIS:
Ranchowner Ross is murdered by Lefty Landis [Bud Osborne] and his gang. Months later, Ross’ brother Tom [Bill McCall] takes over the ranch and, along with his feisty daughter Sally [Alma Rayford], they still have to contend with the brutish Landis and his gang.

In steps Buffalo Bill Jr [Jay Wilsey] and his starving sidekick partner Barney [Nelson McDowell] who work the ranch in exchange for room and board. Sally isn’t entirely trusting of Bill at first, but gradually grows to like him.
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Western Wednesdays: The Avenging Rider (1943)

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While on his way to help out his mining partner Sam Trotter, Brit Marshall [Tim Holt] runs in to a band of murderous rogues whom claim to be working for Trotter. Unbeknownst to Marshall and his sidekick Ike [Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards], these men not only stole the gold shipment they claim they were delivering to the Gold Ace, Trotter’s ranch, but also shot and killed Trotter in cold blood. After a gunfight, Marshall and Ike are taken prisoner by the local sheriff [Edward Cassidy].
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Western Wednesdays: Roll On Texas Moon (1946)

SYNOPSIS:
Cattleman Gabby Whittaker [George “Gabby” Hayes] is tried and immediately acquitted of the murder of sheep herder Matt Delaney [John Ince]. Fearing a range war between Ramshead Sheep Ranch and the Whirligig Cattle Syndicate, Frank Wilson [Edward Keane] sends Roy Rogers out to attempt to smooth things over.

Meanwhile, Jill Delaney [Dale Evans] is fuming mad over the invasion of cattlemen on her ranch and vows to return to San Francisco if nothing is done. Rogers attempts to end the feud with Delaney, but her ranch hand Kate [Elisabeth Risdon] isn’t convinced of Rogers’ hospitable nature.
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Western Wednesdays: The Show Down (1921)

SYNOPSIS:
Orphan Betty Gray’s [Marcella Pershing] inheritance is taken by her greedy guardian Gunnison [Ed Burns], who increasingly profits off his ill-gotten gains. Gunnison hears that “Snapper” Walton [Art Acord], a man whom Betty fancies, aims to do away with him and confides in Betty that Walton is untrustworthy. Walton, on his way out of town, attempts to bid farewell to Betty, but she won’t have anything to do with him.

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Western Wednesdays: Idaho Kid (1936)

SYNOPSIS:
The Idaho Kid [Rex Bell] befriends an amateur holdup artist [David Sharpe], along the way they meet slovenly and dirty-faced Slagel [Charles King] who proposes the two men work the Hollister [Earl Dwire] range. It is soon revealed that Idaho is none other than Hollister’s own son. As it turns out, Idaho was raised by a rival clan called the Endicotts because his father disowned him. However, Idaho left the range at 10 years old, due to a feud between the Endicotts and the Hollisters.
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Western Wednesdays: Hell’s Hinges (1916)

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Young and weak-hearted Reverend Henley [Jack Standing] is sent from the big city church to preach in the town of Placer Centre, a city known locally as “Hell’s Hinges” for the cutthroat and violent behavior of its gun-toting townsfolk. However, two rogue citizens, Silk Miller [Alfred Hollingsworth] and “Blaze” Tracey [William S. Hart], do not care for Henley’s appearance in town and plot to do away with the reverend and his sister Faith [Clara Williams].
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