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The Whirlwind (1933)

Passed  -  Western  -  14 April 1933 (USA)
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After years of wandering, Tim returns to Sagebrush where he is suspected of murder and the conflict between him and Sheriff Hurley is reignited. After Tim beats Hurley in a wrestling match ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Tim McCoy ...
Tim Reynolds
Alice Dahl ...
Mollie Curtis
Pat O'Malley ...
Pat Patrick
J. Carrol Naish ...
'Injun' (as Carol Naish)
Matthew Betz ...
Sheriff Tate Hurley
Joseph W. Girard ...
Mr. Reynolds (as Joseph Girard)
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Curtis


After years of wandering, Tim returns to Sagebrush where he is suspected of murder and the conflict between him and Sheriff Hurley is reignited. After Tim beats Hurley in a wrestling match he goes to the bank to collect. But Hurley and banker Blackton, taking money from the bank, claim Tim robbed the bank. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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More daring -- more adventurous -- more romantic than ever!








Release Date:

14 April 1933 (USA)  »

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Companheiros Errantes  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

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How REAL men settled their differences in the Old West...
10 October 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Tim McCoy stars in this film, though like a Rough Rider or Three Mesquiteer film, he's got company. Patrick O'Malley (not to be mistaken with J. Patrick O'Malley) and J. Carrol Naish are his sidekicks. It seems that since McCoy was framed by an evil galoot ('Tate Hurley--played by Matthew Betz), he and his two buddies have bounced around the west. Now, after begin gone from his old hometown for many years, McCoy has returned and wants to not only prove his innocence but help his ungrateful and stupid father, as Hurley owns the note on his ranch and is planning to foreclose. So how is McCoy to handle this? Yep, with a wrestling match--complete with a regulation ring. I am sure that's how ALL the cowboys settled their differences back then!!! But, things don't go quite as McCoy and his buddies plan, so they need to switch to plan B. See this for yourself to find out what happens next.

I am sure a few folks will be offended by Naish's VERY broad performance as an American-Indian named...'Injun' (wow, that took a lot of thought), but at least he was a good guy and our heroes treated him like a brother. As for the plot, it's decent but a bit predictable. Plus, I still am laughing at the whole wrestling match angle...that certainly is a first! Fun, but inconsequential.

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