About the film
ship smuggling (contraband)
Chip of the Flying U
Release Date: November 29, 1939
|Production Companies||:||Universal Pictures|
|Writers||:||Ralph Staub, Andrew Bennison, Larry Rhine, Bertha Muzzy Sinclair|
Chip of the Flying U was Johnny Mack Brown's first western entry for 1940. Brown essays the title role of Chip Bennett, foreman of the Flying U ranch. Before the second reel has tumbled over the spools, Chip finds himself falsely accused of robbery and murder. The actual miscreants are in the employ of a band of foreign gunrunners, who speak in heavily Teutonic accents. Rest assured that Chip makes short work of these bush-league Storm Troopers before the sun sets in the West. Musical interludes are provided by a group calling themselves the Texas Rangers, even though they actually hailed from Kansas City.