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The Man from Utah
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The Man from Utah -- The Marshal sends John Weston to a rodeo to see if he can find out who is killing the rodeo riders who are about to win the prize money...
The Man from Utah -- John Weston steps into a fight on the side of the law in a small town but refuses the job of deputy sheriff as he is on his way to deal with a gang who are exploiting a rodeo. There, he enters a horse-riding contest and urged by the outlaws to lose the race to mutual benefit, he sets out to win after removing a needle coated wit deadly snake poison and planted in his saddle.

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Director:
Writers:
Lindsley Parsons (story)
Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 May 1934 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
WHIRLING ROPES AND SNARLING GUNS IN THE GALLOPING GRIP OF A GLAMOROUS DRAMA! (original-release poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Weston
Polly Ann Young ... Marjorie Carter
Anita Campillo ... Dolores (as Anita Compillo)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Spike Barton (as Edward Peil)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Marshal George Higgins (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ... Cheyenne Kent
George Cleveland ... Nevada Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Earl Dwire ... Rodeo Announcer (uncredited)
Sam Garrett ... Pendleton Rodeo Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Kent Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... John Weston (singing voice) (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Henchman on Roof (uncredited)
Lafe McKee ... Judge Carter (uncredited)
Perry Murdock ... Captured Bank Robber (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... 2nd Bank Robber / Kent Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Rodeo Judge (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Cramer / Henchman (uncredited)
Archie Ricks ... Stage Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as Robert Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
Lindsley Parsons (story)

Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Glenn Cook .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... recordist (as J.A. Stransky Jr.)
Jerry Roberts .... assistant sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Cox .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Joseph Walters .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard B. Brown .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Norman Spencer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lee Zahler .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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Runtime:
55 min | USA:52 min (Encore-Westerns Library Print)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (colorized)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Portugal:M/6 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: The film is supposed to be set in the old West, but a sign appears in the background when Weston goes to prevent the bank robbery, announcing a Rodeo on May 1st 1932.See more »
Quotes:
John Weston:Before I could get either one to spill anything, the whole gang jumped me... and I had to carve myself a fast walking stick.See more »
Movie Connections:
References West of the Divide (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sing Me a Song of the WildSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Ride 'em Duke, 21 April 2001
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"The Man From Utah" is another of the Lone Star Westerns Wayne made in the 30's. This one has a rodeo setting with the Duke trying to outsmart the gang behind the murders and deceptive practices occurring therein.

The producers make extensive use of footage shot at some long forgotten rodeo. With the money they saved they actually were able to come up with a pleasant enough musical score, a rarity for poverty row quickies. They even were able to incorporate a left over "musical" number from one of Wayne's ill-fated "Singin'" Sandy Saunders efforts at the beginning, even though it has nothing to do with the rest of the picture.

The cast includes Polly Ann (sister of Loretta) Young as the heroine and Anita Compille as the good/bad girl competing for the Duke's affections. George (pre-"Gabby")Hayes is along again, this time as a Marshal. Edward Piel Sr. is the chief bad guy and once again proving that as an actor, he made a great stuntman, Yakima Canutt.

Not the best of the Lone Star series, but not the worst either.

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