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:
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


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


'Nebraska' Kemp: I'm going to the dance tonight. I always dance better without bullet holes.
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Another Solidly Entertaining Western "B" from Producer Sol Lesser
25 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Solidly entertaining in all departments, this Dude will disappoint in only one respect. Some bloodthirsty fans may find it a little lacking in action. Mind you, there was certainly enough for me. I enjoyed the equal measures of romance, humor and mystery. True, the basic plot is a familiar one, but it's given a very classy work-out here.

Irene Hervey walks away with the picture's acting honors, closely followed by personable hero O'Brien, surly heavy Mason, and, of all people, comic sidekick Syd Saylor — whom I usually can't stand! That in itself is a sure-fire indication of the top-grade entertainment qualities of script, direction and photography.

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