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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
Sheila Terry ...
Jack Rockwell ...
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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
Gordon De Main ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

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 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: 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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This B western deserves a B grade from this teacher.
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So what can you say about a film that has the villain hamming it up with a lousy Mexican accent, an opening that has an atrocious editing job(mixing day and night footage in the same scene)and a dumb sheriff who wants to arrest the wrong man and botches his handcuffing of the real villain? For all its faults, it's actually not too bad. The chase scenes actually are quite good, with realistic falls from horseback by the girl and the villain in separate sequences. In real life, galloping over rough terrain, often with people shooting at one another, would cause those spills frequently. Once you get past the horrendous opening, Archie Stout's photography is pretty good for a B movie. I especially liked the desert foot-chase scene, with the towering basalt cliffs of Red Rock Canyon in the background. All told, the action sequences and sometimes stunning photography kept this and other John Wayne potboilers from being dull and gave depression-era audiences their money's worth, which was what made B westerns so popular in the first place. Just like audiences back then did, I sat back and enjoyed the ride, bumpy though it may be at times. Dale Roloff


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