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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...

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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 and screen play by)

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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Black and White | Color (colorized)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Portugal:M/6 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Goofs:
Continuity: The vegetation and geology near the river that Weston and Spike Barton fall into is different to the country through which they have been riding.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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Someone at the Encore Channel is insane..., 20 July 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I just watched a couple of John Wayne's old B-westerns on the Encore Channel and was taken aback by someone's brilliant idea to replace the musical soundtrack! Instead of the original music, new and much louder music is present--and it sounded especially weird with the electronic instruments used to make it. After all, it wasn't like they used synthesizers in 1934!! Overall, this is a BAD thing--and I recommend you just download the free movie as linked by IMDb, as the music is just annoying--and even worse than in "The Lucky Texan". What idiot thought doing this was a good idea?!

Like the other new tricked-out B I just saw ("The Lucky Texan"), this one also featured George "Gabby" Hayes. And, like "The Lucky Texan", you might have trouble recognizing Gabby at first, as he doesn't sport his usual huge raccoon-like beard...and is a bit more macho than usual. After all, you certainly don't expect to see him playing a US Marshall!

As for the plot, it's pretty bad...even by B standards. That's because HUGE segments of the film consist of nothing but old rodeo footage and the plot involving a fixed rodeo competition is a cheap way to make use of this film. Wayne plays 'Weston'--a guy who shows himself to be very handy with his fists, on a horse and with a gun. As far as his singing goes, like Wayne's 'Singing Sandy' films, it is very, very obvious that it's not him doing the singing and fortunately this singing persona soon was abandoned in upcoming films.

As a result of lots of padding and the Encore soundtrack, it's definitely among the least watchable of Wayne's B-westerns. It's really a shame, as normally Wayne's Bs hold up pretty well...just not this one.

By the way, please note the 1930s fashions on the leading lady. I guess historical anachronisms weren't much of a concern with this film!

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