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The Fighting Coward (1935)

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60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police detective Bob Horton (Ray Walker) is about to be engaged to marry Marie Russell (Joan Woodbury), the daughter of Police Chief John Russell (Earl Dwire), who thinks of Bob as his own son. Tom Anderson, the district attorney, is ...See morePolice detective Bob Horton (Ray Walker) is about to be engaged to marry Marie Russell (Joan Woodbury), the daughter of Police Chief John Russell (Earl Dwire), who thinks of Bob as his own son. Tom Anderson, the district attorney, is murdered and Bob manages to discover where the killer is hiding. Chief Russell sends a detail to help Bob who, before they arrive is astonished to learn that the killer is his own father, Jim Horton (William Farnum). Bob allows him to escape, and then returns to headquarters and resigns. Bob learns that his father is somehow involved with a gang of counterfeiters led by Krane (Mathew Betz). Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Writers
Peter B. Kyne (story "The Last Assignment") | Al Martin (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
William Hyer (as Bill Hyer)
Editor
Dan Milner (as Jack Milner)
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Updated Dec 15, 1935

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Dec 15, 1935 (United States)

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13 cast members
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Ray Walker
Bob Horton Bob Horton   See fewer
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Joan Woodbury
Marie Russell Marie Russell   See fewer
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William Farnum
Jim Horton Jim Horton   See fewer
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Earl Dwire
Police Chief John Russell Police Chief John Russell   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Detective Hendricks Detective Hendricks   See fewer
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Matthew Betz
Krane (as Mathew Betz) Krane (as Mathew Betz)   See fewer
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Clara Kimball Young
Mrs. Gordon Mrs. Gordon   See fewer
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Reed Howes
Detective Brandon Detective Brandon   See fewer
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Roger Williams
Henchman Baker Henchman Baker   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
Henchman (as Dick Cramer) Henchman (as Dick Cramer)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
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Blackie Whiteford
Henchman Henchman   See fewer
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Barbara Pepper
Marie's Friend (uncredited) Marie's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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