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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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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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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: When Carruthers and Sheriff Jake arrive to Yucca City, riding with Malgrove and Danti, Carruthers and Jake ride until the middle of the group. The next shot shows both leaving the horses in the right-hand side of the group.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 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.

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