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Blue Steel -- Blue Steel Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the payroll gone. So he trails him. Just as he is about to arrest him, the man saves his life. The two join up and discover that one of the town's leading citizens is trying to take over the area's ranches by having his gang stop all incoming supply wagons.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert N. Bradbury (story)
Robert N. Bradbury (screen play)
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Release Date:
10 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An Exciting Extensive Final Chase Sequence! See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Carruthers
Eleanor Hunt ... Betty Mason

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Sheriff Jake (as George Hayes)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Malgrove (as Edward Peil)

Yakima Canutt ... Danti - the Polka Dot Bandit

Lafe McKee ... Dan Mason
George Cleveland ... Hank - Innkeeper

Earl Dwire ... Henchman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Barney Beasley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Stage Driver with Payroll (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)

Horace B. Carpenter ... Townsman (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Townsman (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... (uncredited)

Theodore Lorch ... Townsman (uncredited)

Bud McClure ... Townsman (uncredited)
Art Mix ... (uncredited)
Perry Murdock ... Henchman (uncredited)
George Nash ... The Bridegroom (uncredited)
Herman Nowlin ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as Robert Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
Robert N. Bradbury (story) (as Robert Bradbury)

Robert N. Bradbury (screen play) (as Robert Bradbury)

Produced by
Robert N. Bradbury .... producer (uncredited)
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Cook .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... recordist (as J.A. Stransky Jr.)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Cox .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Joseph Walters .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
Trem Carr .... vice president in charge of production (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
54 min | USA:52 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:A (1935) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The plot is very similar to Lawless Range (1935) - a hidden gold deposit, a wealthy man cutting off supplies to the valley with the intention of buying up the properties cheaply.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Five bandits attack Betty Mason and her father and the mule train, but only three pursue them across the plain.See more »
Quotes:
[a bashful couple approach the hotel desk clerk]
Hank, innkeeper:Just sign Mr. and Mrs. right there. I suppose you folks would like the bridal chamber?
The bridegroom:[smile in embarrassment] How much?
Hank, innkeeper:Well, we always get two dollars for the bridal chamber. You see, it's the best in the house.
[Bridegroom pays]
Hank, innkeeper:And please be as quiet as possible! The man next to you gets up at five.
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Movie Connections:
References The Lucky Texan (1934)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An Exciting Extensive Final Chase Sequence!, 8 July 2007
Author: John W Chance (Chance2000esl@yahoo.com) from San Francisco, California

A fairly involving 'Lone Star' film (even though it lacks enough dialog to provide any character) because of: 1) The opening sequence, with great silences, where we are caught up in John Wayne's mysterious and sudden presence in a hotel during a rain storm,

2) the registering 'bride' and 'bridegroom' at the hotel, shy and secretly excited; later the bridegroom, George Nash in his last film, comes back from the bridal suite saying 'I can't find it.'

3) Yakima Canutt's amazing stunt work-- pulling up a fallen Eleanor Hunt thru the coach horse team, and then helping her onto John Wayne's horse,

4) the extensive final chase sequence, excitingly paced and edited as the bad guys (at least 9 of them) chase our heroes across the vast prairies -- whew!

This time, without any preamble of romantic intentions anywhere else in the film, John Wayne and the girl do ride off into the sunset holding hands!

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