“Dude Bandit” is a Western movie released in 1933 directed by Fred Allen and produced by Willis Kent. The movie stars Tim McCoy as Jim Thornton, a rancher who becomes a bandit to clear his name and bring justice to the town.
The story takes place in the town of Red Bluff, where Jim Thornton is falsely accused of a murder he didn’t commit. The real killer is a local businessman named Carter, who is trying to frame Thornton and take over his ranch. Thornton is forced to flee the town and become a bandit to clear his name and bring Carter to justice.
Thornton takes on the guise of the “Dude Bandit,” a masked outlaw who robs from the rich and gives to the poor. He soon becomes a hero to the people of Red Bluff, who are being oppressed by Carter and his gang of thugs.
With the help of his loyal sidekick, Shorty, Thornton sets out to expose Carter’s crimes and clear his name. Along the way, he falls in love with a beautiful young woman named Betty, who is also fighting against Carter’s tyranny.
In a thrilling climax, Thornton and his allies confront Carter and his gang in a gunfight, with the fate of Red Bluff hanging in the balance. With his quick draw and expert marksmanship, Thornton emerges victorious and is finally able to clear his name and restore justice to the town.
The movie is a classic Western tale of good versus evil, with plenty of action, suspense, and romance to keep audiences entertained. Tim McCoy delivers a strong performance as the heroic bandit, while the supporting cast adds depth and humor to the story.
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