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Near the Rainbow's End (1930)

Passed | | Western | 10 June 1930 (USA)
It's cattleman Bledsoe against sheep man Wilson and his crooked partner Rankins. When Wilson balks at Rankins' plans, Rankins kills him and blames Tom Bledsoe. But unknown to Rankins there was a witness.



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Complete credited cast:
Jim Bledsoe
Tom Bledsoe
Al Ferguson ...
Buck Rankin
Alfred Hewston ...
Tug Wilson (as Al Hewston)
Ruth Wilson

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Despite past friendliness, cattle ranchers Tom and Jim Bledsoe, father and son, fence off their range to prevent its use by neighboring sheep ranchers Tug Wilson and Buck Rankin, suggesting that they hope to end their recent loss of cattle. Rankin (not Rankins) shoots Tug, who is unaware of Rankin's lawless activities, in an argument and Jim is accused of murder and also stampeding the sheep. Believing Jim is guilty, Tug's daughter, Ruth, aids Buck in capturing Jim, but he escapes. Ruth gets help from Sheriff Hank Bosley, and a sheepherder, Sanchez, reveals Rankin's responsibility for both the rustling of Bledsoe's cattle and the killing of Wilson. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

10 June 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Pastor  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


The same names of the characters appeared in Ken Maynard's The Pocatello Kid (1931). See more »


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Steele's first sound picture is strangely entertaining.
4 February 2001 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

But then, I might be a bit partial to it. After all, this is one of the first 'B' westerns I saw here in Akron on the low power independent station WAOH TV-29, before they stopped showing westerns back to back on Saturdays. In fact, they only show westerns now late at night, but half the time their late-night schedule is messed up. The plot of this low budget film contains really nothing new, unless you haven't seen too many 'B' westerns. Probably the most interesting thing about this is that it is Bob Steele's first sound picture. What really makes this film is how primitive it is, making for a good experience to movie buffs.

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