Two Fisted Law with Tim McCoy and John Wayne (1932)

Two-Fisted Law (1932) Tim McCoy ... Tim Clark John Wayne ... Duke Walter Brennen - Sheriffâs Deputy Bendix Story by William Colt MacDonald (Creator of The Three Mesqueteers stories) Made by Columbia Studios Written by pulp writer William Colt MacDonald, this Tim McCoy Columbia Studios Western may have been the forerunner of McDonald's later so popular The Three Mesqueteers. John Wayne, whose character is named, appropriately, Duke, and Wallace MacDonald (no relation to William Colt) play McCoy's loyal ranch hands, and although they remain in the background for part of the action, the germ of the triad hero is there. Tim McCoy plays a rancher losing his property to a crooked money-lender turned cattle rustler (Wheeler Oakman). The villain is in league with a sheriff's deputy (Walter Brennan) and together they rob the Wells Fargo. There is a final shootout and the dying deputy confesses to both the Wells Fargo heist and to the fact that Tim's ranch was illegally obtained. John Wayne, who didn't get along with Tim McCoy and had several rows with studio czar Harry Cohn, swore that he would never again work for Columbia, a promise he kept. ========================================================================== For a Free Download of Western Movies starring: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, John Wayne, Johnny Mack Brown, Bill Steele, Rex Allen, Buster Crabbe, Cisco Kid, The Lone Ranger, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Tex Ritter, Zane Grey, etc. go to this URL:

Two-Fisted Law is a 1932 American romantic B-Western (genre) film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Tim McCoy and John Wayne. The picture also features Walter Brennan, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, Tully Marshall, and Wallace MacDonald.


Rancher Tim Clark borrows money from Bob Russell, who then rustles Clark's cattle so he will be unable to repay the money. Thus Russell is able to cheat Clark out of his ranch. Clark becomes a prospector for silver and ultimately comes to settle accounts with Russell and crooked deputy Bendix.


  • Tim McCoy as Tim Clark
  • John Wayne as Duke
  • Walter Brennan as Deputy Sheriff Bendix
  • Alice Day as Betty Owen
  • Wheeler Oakman as Bob Russell
  • Tully Marshall as Sheriff Malcolm
  • Wallace MacDonald as Artie
  • Richard Alexander (actor) as Zeke Yokum
  • Merrill McCormick as Green, the Agent (uncredited)
  • Bud Osborne as Henchman Jiggs Tyler (uncredited)
  • Arthur Thalasso as Bartender Jake (uncredited)


Tim McCoy later married Inga Arvad, who had been Adolf Hitler's escort at the 1936 Munich Olympic Games then had a torrid affair in Washington D.C. at the beginning of World War II with John F. Kennedy.
John Wayne later remade several Tim McCoy movies, incorporating some of the original footage.

See also

  • John Wayne filmography
  • Category:1932 films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:American films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Columbia Pictures films
    Category:Films directed by D. Ross Lederman
    Category:1930s Western (genre) films
    Category:American Western (genre) films

    William Colt MacDonald

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