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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Happy Landing (1934)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An action-filled film with outlaws-of-the-clouds at war with the men of the U. S. Flying Service. A young pilot, Nick Ferris, fights to track down a dangerous gang of smugglers and clear his name of an undeserved stigma.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: Ray Walker, Julie Bishop, William Farnum
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An ex-convict, unable to get a good job because of his prison record, gets mixed up in a phony stock scam.

Director: Otto Brower
Stars: Onslow Stevens, Lila Lee, Russell Gleason
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A crowded inn means that a man and a woman must share the same room for a night. One problem is that they are both married - to other people. The other problem is that they used to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Walls
Stars: Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, Grace Edwin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley
Stars: William Haines, Judith Allen, Joseph Cawthorn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

While cleaning Tombstone of outlaws, Michael Wyatt receives amorous attentions of saloon dancer, while the typical girl woos good of the people, to take the upper hand.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Bentley, George E. Stone
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: James Tinling
Stars: George O'Brien, Claire Trevor, El Brendel
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After Smoke wins the Blake ranch in a poker game, Blake commits suicide and Smoke deeds the ranch to Blake's young daughter. But the Sheriff is after the ranch and has Smoke arrested for ... See full summary »

Director: David Howard
Stars: George O'Brien, Nell O'Day, Betsy King Ross
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Randolph Scott, Verna Hillie, Harry Carey
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

NEW ACTION THRILLS AWAIT YOU(original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ranch, the Dude  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Irene Hervey appeared "by arrangement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »

Quotes

'Nebraska' Kemp: I'm going to the dance tonight. I always dance better without bullet holes.
See more »

Connections

Version of Roll Along, Cowboy (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dude, Where's My Cattle?
11 April 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Easterner George O'Brien inherits his uncle's half of a ranch and goes undercover as a hired-hand in order to find out exactly who has been rustling his livestock. He soon discovers that his uncle's invalid partner isn't crippled after all and is apparently behind the thefts. Complicating things is O'Brien's crush on the old man's daughter.

You really can't go wrong with any of the Zane Grey pictures from the 1930's. They have some of the healthiest budgets and best writing of all the era's B-westerns, making them a cut above the average poverty-row programmer.

This may not have Randolph Scott and John Wayne, some of the stars from Paramount's Zane Grey series. However, The Dude Ranger features some great photography, three-dimensional characters, and some genuine suspense, as well as a few twists near the end that I didn't see coming.

Leading lady Irene Hervey is quite beautiful too.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Dude Ranger (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?