An Easterner inherits a cattle ranch, only to discover that thousands of cattle have been stolen. He secretly signs on as a hired hand at his own ranch to discover who's stealing them.



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Complete credited cast:
Ann Hepburn
Dale Hyslip (as Le Roy Mason)
Nebraska Kemp (as Sid Saylor)
Sam Hepburn
Hawk Stevens (as James Mason)
Sid Jordan ...
Henchman Dunk
Alma Chester ...
Martha (the Housekeeper)
Lawyer John Beckett


When Selby arrives as the new ranch owner, he is assumed to be just another cowboy attracted to Ann Hepburn so he takes a job as a dude cowhand. He learns cattle are being rustled and he suspects the boss Sam Hepburn. But Hepburn suspects the foreman Hyslip and when he catches him with the goods, Hyslip shoots him. Hyslip then blames the new dude, and sends his men out to kill him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Action | Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ranch, the Dude  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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OK B-Western
15 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This Western is based on a Zane Grey story about a crooked rancher who is stealing cattle. George O'Brien plays the owner of the ranch, who through a case of mistaken identity, is thought to be the Dude Ranger on the ranch. He is after the crooked bosses daughter, played by Irene Harvey.

The film as the typical western sidekick, in this case a guitar playing singer. The film is OK, nothing special, and is an example of a cheap B-Western film, filmed with spectacular scenery. Irene Hervey was loaned out from her home film studio to play the role in this film. LeRoy Mason plays one of the villains.

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