Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy or just Tim McCoy starred in an amazing 52 Westerns, eight of which were produced by Victory Pictures. In Code Of The Cactus, he plays "Lightnin’ Bill" Carson, who in the guise of a fast-shooting Mexican bursts a cattle-rustling gang. His "sidekick" in this movie is Ben Corbett.
When cattle ranch foreman Magpie (Ben Corbett) looses cattle to rustlers, he calls upon his friend "Lightnin’ Bill" Carson (Tim McCoy) for help. Posing as a Mexican, Carson infiltrates the gang and soon finds out that it was Blacton’s men who were stealing cattle. Blackton (Forrest Taylor), a meat-packer, has a contract with U.S. army for the supply of 500 heads of cattle each month at rock bottom prices. The only way he could make a few dollars from the deal was by rustlin’ cattle from helpless ranchers. The use of powerful trucks and machine guns by Blacton’s gang gives the story a refreshingly modern touch.
Running Time: 56 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: NR
Lightenin’ Bill Carson (Tim McCoy) rides the range again - this time in the guise of a funny talking, fast shooting Mexican Miguel. Summoned by his friend Magpie, a cattle ranch foreman, Carson investigates the theft of cattle by a machine gun totting gang using powerful trucks. Blackton, who outbids Bill Carson for the supply of cattle to the U.S. army, runs the gang. He realizes that theft is his only recourse. Carson infiltrates the gang but is betrayed by a by one of Blackton’s men working for Magpie.
CAST & CREW:
Alden 'Stephen' Chase - Foreman James (as Alden Chase)
Dave O'Brien - Bob Swane
Forrest Taylor - Blackton
Bob Terry - Lefty, gang truck driver
Slim Whitaker - Sheriff Burton
Frank Wayne - Jake, gang truck shotgun
Jimmy Aubrey - Henchman (uncredited)
Lee Burns - Henchman (uncredited)
Bob Card - Henchman (uncredited)
Jim Corey - Henchman (uncredited)
Rube Dalroy - Barfly (uncredited)
Art Davis - Henchman/Singer Hank (uncredited)
Reed Howes - Man in Photograph (uncredited)
Jack King - Rancher (uncredited)
Carl Mathews - Henchman (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard - Henchman (uncredited)
Clyde McClary - Rancher (uncredited)
Milburn Morante - Old Cowhand (uncredited)
George Morrell - Deputy (uncredited)
Tex Palmer - Rider (uncredited)
Lew Porter - Piano Player (uncredited)
Carl Sepulveda - Henchman (uncredited)
James Sheridan - Henchman (uncredited)
Robert Walker - Government Agent (uncredited)
Marcel Le Picard - Cinematography
Holbrook N. Todd (as Fred Bain) - Editor
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