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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.

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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. | Add synopsis »
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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 
 
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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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USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gabby Hayes fans need to see this one, 7 May 2003
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

I bought this film because a book I read stated that it was the first

film that was important in the development of the "Gabby" (George)

Hayes character who was so enjoyable in the Hopalong Cassidy &

Roy Rogers (& others) films of the 1930s & 1940s. Hayes here

plays a character named "Dusty." He has a scruffy, grizzled look,

but doesn't yet have the beard that came later. Hayes has the

same voice & intonation as he used later, but engages in none of

the comedic antics that where such a big part of his "Gabby"

character. Is it a coincidence that John Wayne rides a white horse,

wears a big 10 gallon black hat & black shirt, & has the same

sidekick as Hopalong Cassidy did, all two years before Hoppy got

started in the movies? The Hopalong Cassidy movie character

seems to bear more resemblance to John Wayne in this movie

than he does to the Hoppy character as portrayed in the Clarence

Mulford books! Blooper: John Wayne's kid brother calls him "Dad"

in one scene! This is an enjoyable film, especially if you like Gabby

Hayes. What ruined it for me was a new soundtrack (basically,

swirling organ music) that was unnecessary & detracted from the

movie. I have the SONY release, copyrighted 1985 by Fox/Lorber,

so beware of that version if you like your old movies to be

unadulterated, as I do.

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