For those of you who can watch television during the day (or have the capacity and intelligence to know how to record something), there is a boatload of B-Westerns (I know, a mixed metaphor) from the 1930s and 40s on Turner Classic Movies today. One of them even features our own Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson, who are shown here as Vasquez Rocks.
Why am I so interested in these? I don't know. I'm just goofy I guess. Plus I know that many of the Westerns that were published in the pulp magazines during that time were eventually transferred to the screen.
A special thanks to Walker Martin for this information.
Here's the lineup. Pacific time is shown first, then Eastern.
10:00 a.m. PT, 1:00 ET: Land Beyond the Law (1937). Starring Dick Foran and Linda Perry.
11:15 a.m. PT, 2:15 ET: Law of the Ranger (1937). Starring Bob Allen and John Merton.
12:30 p.m. PT, 3:30 ET: Gun Law (1938). Starring George O'Brien and Rita Oehmen.
1:45 p.m. PT, 4:45 ET: The Law Rides Again (1943). Starring Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson.
If you figured out that there's a theme in the titles, you would be right.
As for me I have to work, but I may be able to catch one of them on my lunch hour. I guess I'll have to record the others, if I can figure out how to do it.
Next up on the blog: a review of The Savage Breed, a new novel by Randy Denmon.
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