Black Aces

Black Aces

Buck Jones
 Cast: Buck Jones
Buck Jones
, Kay Linaker
Kay Linaker
, Fred Mackaye
Fred Mackaye
, W.E. Laurence
W.E. Laurence


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Veteran western star Buck Jones both co-produced (with Lesley Selander) and directed this well-mounted Universal B-Western co-starring the competent Kay Linaker and a host of familiar supporting players. A gang of blackmailers terrorizing the Swiftwater area leaves black aces cards with their ransom notes. Lackadaisical rancher Ted Ames (Jones) also receives a card but to the dismay of girlfriend Sandy McKenzie (Linaker) fails to do anything about it. But after losing his ramshackle ranch in a poker game with brothers Len (Fred Mackaye) and Jake Stoddard (Bernard Phillips), Ted is later accused of killing the latter, who is found on the Ames spread with a black ace left on his body. When Ted comes across blacksmith Henry Kline (Raymond Brown), yet another victim of the Black Aces gang, the two men decide to work together and catch the murderous blackmailers. Although he later finds Henry's money in the saddlebags belonging to Boyd Loomis (William E. Lawrence), Ted realizes that the real leader of the gang is someone much more powerful. On the advice of an old prospector (Arthur Van Slyke), Ted heads to a basin where he suspects the gang is holed up. Also arriving at the spot is Sandy, who manages to send her horse with a message to the sheriff (Charles LeMoyne) before being captured. The surprising identity of the gang leader is revealed just before the arrival of the sheriff and his men.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827543328
Original Release: 1937
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 38,065

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Buck Jones Ted Ames
Kay Linaker Sandy McKenzie
Fred Mackaye Len Stoddard
W.E. Laurence Boyd Loomis
Robert W. Frazer Homer Truesdale
Raymond Kortman Wolf Whalen
Bob Kortman Henry Kline
William E. Lawrence Boyd Loomis
Frank Campeau Ike Bowlaigs
Lee Shumway henchman
Arthur VanSlyke Silver Tip Joe
Charles King Jess Walker
Bob McKenzie Hank Farnum
Charles Le Moyne Sheriff Potter
Ray Brown Henry Kline
Barney Phillips Jake Stoddard

Technical Credits
Buck Jones Director,Producer
Ralph Berger Art Director
Frances Guihan Screenwriter
Bernard Loftus Editor
Stephen Payne Original Story
Lesley Selander Producer
William Sickner Cinematographer
Allen G. Thompson Cinematographer

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