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The Fighting Code (1933)

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65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ben Halliday stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James, is making a lone stand to hold her property that is...See moreBen Halliday stumbles upon a mysterious range killing and discovers letters in the dead man's pockets that reveal his intention to return to his native town where his sister, Helen James, is making a lone stand to hold her property that is desired by Joshua La Plante and his gunman Joe Krull. Meeting Helen, Ben realizes she has been parted from her brother so long that she would not recognize him, so Ben decides to pose as him. With the help of another new arrival, Barry, and Judge Williams, he uncovers a plot to secure Helen's property and build a dam in the canyon that would deprive the valley of water but would water the desert property owned by La Plante. Krull murders a surveyor and frames Ben who is thrown into jail, where he meets Crosby who furnishes proof of the guilt of La Plante and Krull. Ben breaks jail and he and Barry break into La Plante's office and hide in a wardrobe closet when Krull and La Plante enter. The later pair argue and Krull kills La Plante. Sheriff Olson arrives and Krull also blames Ben for his latest murder. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Lambert Hillyer (story and screenplay)
Cinematographer
Allen G. Siegler (as Al Siegler)
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Updated Dec 30, 1933

Release date
Dec 30, 1933 (United States)

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31 cast members
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Buck Jones
Ben Halliday Ben Halliday   See fewer
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Diane Sinclair
Helen James Helen James   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Joe Krull Joe Krull   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Sheriff Olson (as Dick Alexander) Sheriff Olson (as Dick Alexander)   See fewer
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Alfred P. James
Judge Williams (as Alf James) Judge Williams (as Alf James)   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Joshua La Plante (as Erville Anderson) Joshua La Plante (as Erville Anderson)   See fewer
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Gertrude Howard
Housekeeper Martha Housekeeper Martha   See fewer
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Silver Tip Baker
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Brinley
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Bucko
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Bucko
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Burns
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Corey
Townsman Reporting Carter Shot (uncredited) Townsman Reporting Carter Shot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Evans
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clarence Geldart
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Hendricks
Cowhand (uncredited) Cowhand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Jones
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Kortman
Henchman Carter (uncredited) Henchman Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Cassidy (uncredited) Cassidy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Meehan
Loudmouth Townsman (uncredited) Loudmouth Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Mix
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buck Moulton
Henchman Bond (uncredited) Henchman Bond (uncredited)   See fewer
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Artie Ortego
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Pendleton
Surveyor (uncredited) Surveyor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Silver
Silver - Ben's Horse (uncredited) Silver - Ben's Horse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Taylor
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Niles Welch
Crosby (uncredited) Crosby (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 9 votes