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The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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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Dusty (as George Hayes)
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Storyline

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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Romance | Western

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22 November 1934 (USA)  »

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Das Gesetz des Stärkeren  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Detroit Saturday 16 April 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Sunday 4 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Monday 7 November 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles Sunday 7 January 1950 on KECA (Channel 7), and in New York City Monday 7 August 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, just before Ruby's horse goes down, a highway bridge is visible in the distance between the trees. See more »

Quotes

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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"Just another romance in the life of Pandro Zanti."
23 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

John Wayne and Gabby Hayes team up to take on bandit and (for some unexplained reason) fake Mexican, Pandro Zanti. What a name. Anyway, Wayne is out for revenge because Zanti killed his parents in the film's opening scene. Gabby Hayes also has a pretty daughter, played by Sheila Terry. Zanti's eyes bulge out when he first sees her so you can assume what that means. Hayes and Terry live in a ramshackle old place yet they manage to have a secret passageway behind a cabinet. There's also a deeply stupid sheriff to complicate things for our hero. Pretty corny stuff, for the most part. As with most of the B westerns Wayne did for Lone Star around this time, the highlight is the stuntwork of Yakima Canutt. Animal lovers prepare yourselves there's some rough-looking stunts for the horses in this one.


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