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The Lawless Frontier -- 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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22 November 1934 (USA) See more »
Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Tobin
Sheila Terry ... Ruby
Jack Rockwell ... Sheriff Luke Williams

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Coats ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Millett ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Henchman (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Background Townsman (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as R.N. Bradbury)
Writing credits
Robert N. Bradbury (story and screen play) (as R.N. Bradbury)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
Film Editing by
Charles R. Hunt (film editor) (as Charles Hunt)
Art Direction by
E.R. Hickson 
Sound Department
Ralph Shugart .... recordist
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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59 min | USA:52 min (worldvision print) | Germany:46 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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Anachronisms: During the chase scene, just before Ruby's horse goes down, a highway bridge is visible in the distance between the trees.See more »
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
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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