West of the Divide (1934)

Passed  |   |  Romance, Western  |  15 February 1934 (USA)
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Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.



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Complete credited cast:
Ted Hayden posing as Gat Ganns
Virginia Brown Faire ...
Fay Winters (as Virginia Faire Brown)
Dusty (as George Hayes)
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Mr. Gentry (as Loyd Whitlock)
Henchman Hank
Lafe McKee ...
Fred Winters
Billy O'Brien ...
Spuds (as Billie O'Brien)
Dick Dickinson ...
Henchman Joe


Ted Hayden and his pal Dusty Rhodes come across a dying outlaw, Gatt Ganns. On Ganns's person, they find a letter of introduction to rancher Gentry implicating Gentry in the disappearance of Ted's kid brother Jim and the murder of their father many years earlier. Ted takes on Ganns's identity and pretends to go to work for Gentry, while actually looking for further evidence that Gentry did indeed murder his father and abduct his brother. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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15 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Adelfoi ston kindyno  »

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In 1934, this film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency. See more »


During a fight between Ted Hayden and Butch, Spuds shouts, "Come on, Ted!" Actually, Ted has been introduced to him and all others at the gangsters' hide-out as Gat Ganns. His real identity is in fact revealed later. See more »


Doctor Silsby: You got her here just in time. A small artery's been severed. However, I don't think it's very serious.
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Referenced in The Man from Utah (1934) See more »

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"From now on, I'm Gat Ganns - murderer."
29 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Ted Hayden (John Wayne) and his pal Dusty (Gabby Hayes) find wanted outlaw Gat Ganns dying. Hayden decides to impersonate Ganns in order to get a job as a hired gun for evil rancher Gentry (Lloyd Whitlock). He hopes to find out who killed his father and what happened to his brother. He also meets a girl who was shot in the head (!) by some of Gentry's men. Romance surely must follow.

Another John Wayne cheapie western made early in his career. As with most of his other cheapies, this one also features Gabby Hayes and Yakima Canutt. Yakima's stunts are the best part. It's a watchable oater but nothing to get worked up over. Try to catch the version without the irritating electronic score.

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