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The Dude Ranger (1934)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Dude Selby
Irene Hervey ...
Ann Hepburn
LeRoy Mason ...
Dale Hyslip (as Le Roy Mason)
Syd Saylor ...
Nebraska Kemp (as Sid Saylor)
Henry Hall ...
Sam Hepburn
Jim Mason ...
Hawk Stevens (as James Mason)
Sid Jordan ...
Henchman Dunk
Alma Chester ...
Martha (the Housekeeper)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Lawyer John Beckett
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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>

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ranch | cattle | uncle | dude | cattle ranch | See more »

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

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Action | Comedy | Western

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21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ranch, the Dude  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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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.
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Version of Roll Along, Cowboy (1937) See more »

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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.


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