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Zane Grey (novel)
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 February 1931 (USA) See more »
SMASHING OUTDOOR ROMANCE ( original poster) See more »
A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Probably the audience was awed in 1931 because talkies were still new, but for 2004, the movie is a dud. See more (16 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Clint Belmet

Lili Damita ... Felice (as Lily Damita)

Ernest Torrence ... Bill Jackson

Tully Marshall ... Jim Bridger

Fred Kohler ... Lee Murdock

Eugene Pallette ... Seth

Roy Stewart ... Couch
May Boley ... Jane
Eve Southern ... Faith

Frank Campeau ... Jeff Moffitt

Charles Winninger ... Marshall

Frank Hagney ... Renegade
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Oscar Apfel ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Irving Bacon ... Mustachioed Barfly (uncredited)

Chief John Big Tree ... Indian Chief in Opening Credits (uncredited)

Chris Willow Bird ... Apache Indian (uncredited)

Frank Brownlee ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Carlyle ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Blue Cloud ... Navajo Indian (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian After Firewater (uncredited)
Bill Cooley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rae Daggett ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jane Darwell ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Sidney De Gray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clifford Dempsey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Walter Downing ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Durkin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Chief White Eagle ... Indian (uncredited)
Peggy Elinor ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jim Farley ... Amos (uncredited)
Pauline French ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)

Rosa Gore ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
High Eagle ... Mission Indian (uncredited)
Helen Hunt ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Dolores Johnson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)

Harry Lamont ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Lee ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Donald MacKenzie ... Gus (uncredited)

James A. Marcus ... The Blacksmith (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman (uncredited)

Guy Oliver ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Man at Wagon Train (uncredited)

Syd Saylor ... Charlie (uncredited)

Scott Seaton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Brawler (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bruce Warren ... Minor Role (uncredited)

E. Alyn Warren ... Barlow (uncredited)
White Cloud ... Choctaw Indian (uncredited)
Chief White Feather ... Iroquois Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Brower 
David Burton 
Writing credits
Zane Grey (novel "Wagon Wheels")

Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) &
Keene Thompson (screenplay) &
Agnes Brand Leahy (screenplay)

Arthur Caesar  uncredited

Original Music by
Max Bergunker (uncredited)
Emil Bierman (uncredited)
A. Cousminer (uncredited)
Karl Hajos (uncredited)
Herman Hand (uncredited)
Emil Hilb (uncredited)
Sigmund Krumgold (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Oscar Potoker (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
Henry W. Gerrard  (as Henry Gerrard)
Film Editing by
William Shea 
Art Direction by
Robert Odell (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl S. Hayman .... sound (uncredited)
Spike Spackman .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Francis Burgess .... assistant camera
Warner Cruze .... assistant camera
Russell Harlan .... assistant camera
Art Lane .... assistant camera
Warren Lynch .... second camera operator
Fred Mayer .... second camera operator
Guy Roe .... assistant camera
Frank Titus .... second camera operator
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blazing Arrows" - USA (TV title)
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92 min | USA:81 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Finland:K-12 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

When it was re-released theatrically in 1950 by Favorite Films, this film was often shown in tandem with Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935), which had been re-titled 'Fighting Westerner', or Born to the West (1937), which had been re-titled 'Hell Town'.See more »
Clint Belmet:I'm asking you a question and the answer can't be maybe. I'm asking you straight out - will you marry? Yes or no?
Felice:Oui, Monsieur!
Clint Belmet:Huh?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Probably the audience was awed in 1931 because talkies were still new, but for 2004, the movie is a dud., 1 April 2004
Author: George041

The motion picture was, in all likelihood, made in the year 1930 and released in 1931. I would surmise that talking motion pictures had great difficulty in making the transition from the silent era. Nevertheless, this particular Zane Grey plot appears to be very weak. Also, Gary Cooper was probably just learning to act. The result is something that would not be acceptable by today's standards. For 1931, maybe. For 2004, not acceptable. Some of the actors performed well. Sadly, the Indians always get the short end in these early westerns. They were living on the land long before the white man came, but according to twisted history, they had no right to defend themselves.

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