A RIDER OF THE PLAINS (1931, Syndicate) Tom Tyler, Andy Shuford, Lillian Bond, Ted Adams. A fine B western. A hard-edged shootist—with many notches on his gun—hits town with his pal, a tough young boy. He falls for a local gal, but is spurned because of his bloody reputation. Later, a minister takes the boy from the gunman to find him an honest home. In a memorable scene, he blocks the way when the gunman tries to take the boy out of his custody. The gunman is overcome by rage, and—in what may be the best acted scene of Tom Tyler’s career—he throttles the minister, still unable though, to force him into submission. Highly recommended!
WAR OF THE RANGE (1933, Freuler/Monarch) Tom Tyler, Lane Chandler, Caryl Lincoln. Tom’s a cowboy who tries to avert a range war between his stubborn father and a shifty rancher. Tom’s told to hit the road by Dad though, when he defends a nester family settling on their land. 16mm.
BORN TO BATTLE (1935, Reliable) Tom Tyler, Jean Carmen, Earl Dwire, Julian Rivero. Extremely likable Tyler vehicle with Tom playing a fun-loving trouble-maker who's given a chance to clean up his act by a lenient judge. He accepts a position as the overseer of a large ranch plagued by rustlers. After his arrival, he finds there's more than meets the eye. . The scene where Tom tears apart a Chinese laundry looking for his shirt is a hoot.. Tom’s best talkie? Maybe. 16mm.
RIP ROARIN’ BUCKAROO (1936, Victory) Tom Tyler, Beth Marion, Sammy Cohen, Forrest Taylor. Tom plays a boxer who loses a fixed fight. He then retires and gets hired on as a ranch hand. Later, his boss becomes involved with a crooked fight promoter. Tim eventually ends up back in the ring to vindicate himself. Marion’s a stunner. From 16mm.