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The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Passed  |   |  Romance, Western  |  22 November 1934 (USA)
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Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

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John Tobin
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Dusty (as George Hayes)
Jay Wilsey ...
2nd Zanti Henchman (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Yakima Canutt ...
Joe - Zanti's Henchman
Gordon De Main ...
Deputy Miller (as Bud Wood)
Earl Dwire ...
Pandro Zanti Posing as Don Yorba
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Tobin is after the bandit Zanti who killed his parents. He finds him just as Zanti is about to kill Dusty and kidnap Ruby. Saving the two, he goes after Zanti. He catches him but Zanti escapes the Sheriff's handcuff's and this time Tobin has to chase him into the desert. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Das Gesetz des Stärkeren  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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Costuming error in last John Wayne scene calling home, as he's shown wearing a badge; but it is on the wrong side of his chest, and should be over his heart on the left side, not the right side. See more »

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The Sheriff: You're a slick, cunning wolf, Zanti, but I finally got ya.
Pandro Zanti: You forgot, Señor Sheriff, wolves run in packs. And mine is not far behind.
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A MISGUIDED SHERIFF IS AFTER THE WRONG MAN
6 November 1999 | by (Benbrook, Texas) – See all my reviews

John's parents are killed by a renegade bandit, played to the hilt by perennial bad guy, Earl Dwire. Dwire injures Hayes, who joins with John to bring him and his gang to justice.

The local sheriff, Jack Rockwell, is convinced that John's one of the gang, and when Hayes is shot, arrests John for the shooting.

There are the usual chases, gun battles, and fights that hallmark these "B" Westerns. There is one extended walking scene where you can see the Duke perfecting his special walk that became a trademark.

An excellent stunt has John riding a log down a large drainage ditch. Pretty amazing, and not without danger to the actor.

Beware though, the DVD copy looks as if they took the print from an Extended Play (EP) VHS copy. Very disappointing, but, a classic from John Wayne.


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