Men of America (1932)

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Title: Men of America [IMDb]

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Release date: November 25, 1932
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 58 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, western, drama

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A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero, knows can never be spent. With no other money, they resort to stealing food from the local ranchers. Hoping to have one of the ranchers, Tony, cash one of the bills for them for pocket money, they offer him a $1000 note as a fee. But Tony senses something is fishy and goes for his rifle, and he is murdered. Suspicion falls on rancher Jim Parker, who was the last of the locals to see Tony alive. His sweetheart, Anne Miller, doesn't believe he did it, and rides off to tell him the townsfolk are in a lynching mood. But Jim had followed two of the gang members who he saw stealing his goats, and was riding back to tell the others about the crooks. Anne intercepts him, but he refuses to flee and convinces the folks that the thieves and murderers are in that cabin by the valley. They ride off to confront the crooks and discover that they have taken Anne as a hostage.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): bank robbery, murder, thief, hostage

Cast and Crew

William BoydJim Parker
Charles 'Chic' SaleSmokey Joe Miller
Dorothy WilsonAnne
Ralph InceCicero
Henry ArmettaTony Garboni
Alphonse EthierIndian Tom
Theresa Maxwell ConoverAbby
Eugene StrongBugs
Gene LaymanHenry Ellis
Fred LindstrandOle Jensen
Frank MillsFrank

Ralph Ince: director

William Boyd: director

David O. Selznick: producer

Max Steiner: musical director

Max Steiner: composer

Film Statistics

Film duration: 0:56:59
Music duration: 00:18:33
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 9
Themes with variants: 1
Total variants: 1
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 10


Name Uses Variants
Cimarron B 2 1
Cimarron A 1 0
Cimarron C 1 0
Hey! Hey! 1 0

Other films borrowed from:

Cimarron (1931)

Are These Our Children? (1931)

Source Music

Name Uses
Italian Folk Song 1
Lace and Ruffles 1
Lady with a Past Fox Trot 1
RKO Tower 1
Symphony no. 5: IV 1