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West of the Divide -- 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.
West of the Divide -- 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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15 February 1934 (USA) See more »
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A Two Gun Son Of The West Takes The Law Into His Own Hands! (1940 reissue poster) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"From now on, I'm Gat Ganns - murderer." See more (14 total) »

Cast

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John Wayne ... Ted Hayden - aka Gat Ganns
Virginia Brown Faire ... Fay Winters (as Virginia Faire Brown)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... 'Dusty' (as George Hayes)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Mr. Gentry (as Loyd Whitlock)
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Hank
Lafe McKee ... Fred Winters
Billy O'Brien ... Spuds (as Billie O'Brien)
Dick Dickinson ... Henchman Joe
Earl Dwire ... Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Horace B. Carpenter ... Cattle Buyer Hornsby (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ... Doctor Silsby (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Archie Ricks ... Henchman (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Henchman Butch (uncredited)

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

Oliver Drake  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... recordist
John Stransky Jr. .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
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E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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54 min
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USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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In 1934, this film was condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency.See more »
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Continuity: When Gentry introduces 'Gat Ganns' to the boys, his arms are by his side and his hands are empty. The next shot shows him with arms folded and holding a cigarette. When he instructs the boys to show Gat and Rusty to the sleeping quarters the cigarette has disappeared.See more »
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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »

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"From now on, I'm Gat Ganns - murderer.", 29 July 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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