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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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Excellent early John Wayne 'B' western. See more (21 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 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)
 
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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: 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]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References The Lucky Texan (1934)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Excellent early John Wayne 'B' western., 9 August 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

"Blue Steel" is an excellent example of John Wayne's acting talents in 'B' westerns. This was distributed by the ultra-cheap company "Lone Star Pictures", even though their pictures were probably made for about $1.50, this is also a good example of what they could do. The story concerns some bad guys who want people to sell their ranches so they can steal the gold that's lying under them. Enter John Wayne. While cheap and stilted, it is entertaining and worth watching.

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