IMDb > Blue Steel (1934)
Blue Steel
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Blue Steel (1934) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 37 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
5.4/10   894 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Blue Steel on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
10 May 1934 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
One of the better Ones See more (20 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)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as Robert Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
Robert N. Bradbury (story and 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
54 min | USA:52 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:A (1935) | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

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: The guest signing book on the reception desk changes positions from the time Danti sneaks into the hotel to rob the safe, to when he accidentally knocks it off the desk, alerting Carruthers.See more »
Quotes:
[the bridegroom returns to the front desk]
Hank, innkeeper:Well, speak up, young man. What is it?
The bridegroom:I can't find it.
Hank, innkeeper:You can't?
The bridegroom:Nope.
Hank, innkeeper:Well, whatever have you lost?
The bridegroom:I ain't lost nothin'!
Hank, innkeeper:Well, what in the world is it you can't find?
The bridegroom:Well, ah, you see its, ah...
[giggles]
[...]
See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One of the better Ones, 9 October 2007
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

Almost all the Lone Star John Wayne movies have one or two quite unusual and memorable scenes. Here, it is the bizarre opening scene and the beautiful last shot. The opening is actually quite a mess. It takes place in a hotel room on a rainy night and it is hard to tell what is going on for most of the scene. There is also the only risqué double-entendre that I've seen in a Lone Star film when a newlywed husband comes back downstairs from his bridal suite and announces "I can't find it." The ending shot is Wayne riding off into the mountains with his girl and it is just lovely.

The confusing and messy hotel sequence in the beginning is atoned for at the end with one of the best final chase sequences in the series. As mentions by other users, the stunt work is excellent and the scene of Wayne picking her his fallen lady from the ground while riding a team of galloping horses is still sweet, if not quite breath-taking.

As the ten minute final chase scene is a big element in all the Lone Star Westerns, I would have to rate this highly, although the other 40 minutes does drag a bit.

Edward Peil Sr. plays a great villain as he did in "Man from Utah". He was in some 375 films in his 40 year career.

Yakima Canutt, as usual, is effective as a bad guy too. With a little luck, he would have been as big a star as Wayne.

Not the best Lone Star, but it is effective.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (20 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Blue Steel (1934)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Has Anybody Noticed??? thecock
What has he lost? snow-white
Filming Locations jbales
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Son of Zorro The James Brothers of Missouri The Lucky Texan Rio Bravo Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Western section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.