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Rainbow's End (1935)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  17 July 1935 (USA)
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A rancher's son finds himself helping another rancher who is at odds with his father--all because of the father's crooked partner.



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Complete credited cast:
June Gale ...
Ann Ware
Oscar Apfel ...
Ada Ince ...
Gwen Gibson
John Elliott ...
Adam Ware
Henry Roquemore ...
Joe Williams
Jerry Mandy ...
Ranch Cook
Charles Hill ...
Bert Kimble (as Charlie Hill)
Warner Richmond ...
Thomas Stark
Buddy Roosevelt ...
'Butch', Henchman
Stanley Blystone ...
Dorgan, Ranch Foreman
Fred Gilman ...
George Wright, Bookkeeper (as Freddie Gilman)
John Ince ...
Rodeo Judge


Losing a barroom brawl, the unconscious Gibson and Kendall are put on a train heading west where they get jobs on Ware's ranch. There they get involved with Ware's fight against Stark, the man who just happens to be the crooked partner of Gibson's father. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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17 July 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Capataz de Mão Cheia  »

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Quite flawed but quite enjoyable.
9 March 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Rainbow's End" is a bit frustrating to watch. While I like Hoot Gibson and liked the light comedic touch to this film, sometimes the humor is a bit broad and low-brow. Additionally, folks sure seemed to get very mad very quickly in this film! With a bit more polish, this could have been a really good western.

The movie begins with lots of stock footage of a rodeo. It's supposed to be of Hoot winning the Bucking Bronco competition, but it's pretty clearly grainy old footage. When Hoot goes to collect his prize, it turns out that the man handing out the prize is his father---and they DON'T get along. They love each other but Dad can't seem to be able to show it. As a result of an argument soon after this, Hoot storms off to make his own way in life. Through a rather strange set of circumstances, he and his dopey friend find themselves on a ranch--and soon Hoot is the foreman. But eventually he learns that an evil company is trying to force his new employer out of business--and the company is co-owned by his Dad!! How could this be? What is Hoot to do? And, what is Hoot to do about his boss' daughter? Overall, this is a better than average B-western that, with a bit more polish, could have been exceptional. Worth seeing but far from Gibson's best.

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