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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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John Tobin
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Dusty (as George Hayes)
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2nd Zanti Henchman (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
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Joe - Zanti's Henchman
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Deputy Miller (as Bud Wood)
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Pandro Zanti Posing as Don Yorba
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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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Passed | See all certifications »

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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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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place 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 »

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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: To Zanti after he shackles him to a bed frame: Reckon that'll hold ya.
John Tobin: I'm not so sure.
The Sheriff: This is my business. I ain't never lost a prisoner yet.
Dusty: Heh... You never had one to lose.
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Wayne Versus the Frito Bandito
4 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The most die-hard worshippers of John Wayne will cringe when they watch The Lawless Frontier. Even for a poverty row studio, this one is one stinkeroo.

Unusual for a western we have a criminal who is a sex crime perpetrator. Earl Dwire plays a halfbreed white and Indian who for reasons that are not explained, pretends he's a Mexican, hokey accent and all. Dwire sounds like the Frito Bandito of advertising fame back in the day.

He and his gang happen upon Gabby Hayes and his daughter Sheila Terry. They really don't have anything worth robbing, but Dwire just wants an excuse to kidnap Terry and have his way with her. She hears the dastardly fate she has in store and she and Hayes flee the ranch.

Where they happen to meet John Wayne who's on the trail of the bandits. They also run into one very stupid sheriff who believes Wayne is one of the bandits. Again for reasons I can't quite fathom.

It was a tough way to earn a living grinding out horse operas like these for the Duke. Fortunately better things were on the way.


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