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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)
 
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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:
Revealing mistakes: During the carriage ride, you can clearly see telephone/electrical poles on the road. These were not around in the old west.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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Rodeo Racket, 30 April 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In this low budget oater from Monogram we've got John Wayne helping U.S. Marshal Gabby Hayes bring down some bank robbers in the very act of same. Gabby liked the way young man handled himself so he takes him on as an undercover agent to smash a rodeo racket.

You heard it folks, a rodeo racket. This bunch comes to a given town sets up a rodeo, take in bets from the locals on their best cowboys and the gang's cowboys always seem to win by hook or deadly crook. They also do a few other things on the side like bank robbery, rustling, your usual western crimes.

They've also got a unique way of dispatching competition into eternity which I won't get into. The Duke was lucky to discover what they had in store for him. I will say that modern forensic science would have had the mystery solved.

This was one of those films where they tried to make John Wayne a singing cowboy. The film begins with him on a white horse, strumming a guitar, singing some forgettable ballad. Some Nelson Eddy wannabe's voice is dubbed in and you know it isn't Wayne. It's so bad that even audiences in 1934 would have known this wasn't John Wayne, And this was before he became JOHN WAYNE.

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