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The Roaring West (1935)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  8 July 1935 (USA)
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A 15-episode serial involving the land rush, gold mines, stolen maps, etc.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silver ...
Silver, Montana's Horse
Muriel Evans ...
Mary Parker
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Jinglebob Morgan
Walter Miller ...
Gil Gillespie
Eole Galli ...
Harlan Knight ...
Clem Morgan
Fred Santley ...
Saloon Singer [ch 4]
William Desmond ...
Tiny Skelton ...
Cowhand Happy
Charles King ...
Henchman Tex
Pat J. O'Brien ...
Cowhand Steve (as Pat O'Brien)
William L. Thorne ...
Marco Brett
George Ovey ...
Cowhand Shorty (as Charles Ovey)
Dick Rush ...
Sheriff Clark


"The Roaring West" was Universal's 27th sound-era serial (between "The Call of the Savage" and "Tailspin Tommy in the Great Air Mystery") and the second of the five serials Buck Jones made at Universal, with his sixth serial "White Eagle-1941" coming from Columbia. The Whitman Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin also put out two different Big Little Books, "Buck Jones in 'The Roaring West'-number 1174 and "Buck Jones in 'The Fighting Rangers' --- number 1188 --- based on this serial with over 100 production stills from the serial in each book. Possibly,but not likely, someday the sources that insist on putting the Pat O'Brien from Warners into the cast of Universal serials will either actually see this (and other Universal serials) and learn that the actor in those was one Pat J. O'Brien, who was nearly always billed just as Pat O'Brien. If they don't care to bother with watching the films, there is the possibility that some kind soul will scan and send them some stills of both ... Written by Les Adams <>

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15 Blazing Chapters Of Wild-West Action!








Release Date:

8 July 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aventureiros Heróicos  »

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(15 chapters)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Land Rush

  • 2. Torrent of Terror

  • 3. Flaming Peril

  • 4. Stampede of Death

  • 5. Danger in the Dark

  • 6. Death Rides the Plains

  • 7. Hurled to the Depths

  • 8. Ravaging Flames

  • 9. Death Holds the Reins

  • 10.The Fatal Blast

  • 11.The Baited Trap

  • 12.The Mystery Shot

  • 13.Flaming Torrents

  • 14.Thundering Fury

  • 15. The Conquering Cowpokes

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Chapter 11: several instances showing the stampeded horses and rig, you can see the shadow of the camera wagon. See more »


The Old Chisholm Trail
Sung by Fred Santley
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