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Release Date:
21 January 1935 (USA) See more »
Three friends make a journey across the West and come up against rustlers, Indian attacks and outlaw gangs. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Johnny Mack Brown ... Jack Wood (as John Mack Brown)

Joyce Compton ... Mary Lee
Raymond Hatton ... Laramie

Walter Miller ... 'Deacon'
Harry Woods ... 'Rocky' (as H.L. Woods)
Fred MacKaye ... Henchman Snakey (as Fredric MacKaye)
William Desmond ... Ira Dale (wagonmaster)
Charles K. French ... Tom Lee
J.P. McGowan ... Captain Trent - [Chs. 3-4]
Lafe McKee ... Bob Lee [Chs. 1-4]
Edmund Cobb ... Henchman Buck

Chief Thundercloud ... Chief Grey Wolf (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
Chief Many Treaties ... Indian (as William Hazlitt)
Jim Thorpe ... Chief Scarface [Chs. 6, 11]
Artie Ortego ... Train Scout [Ch. 1] / Indian [Chs. 2-3] / Henchman
Bud Osborne ... Henchman Jake [Ch. 1-9]
Jim Corey ... Henchman Hank
Ann Darcy ... Blonde Saloon Girl
Fritzi Brunette ... Saloon Girl
Grace Cunard ... Mrs. Perkins, Pioneer Woman
Virginia Ainsworth ... Saloon Girl
The Crockett Family ... Wagon Train Musicians [ch. 4]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Barney Beasley ... Barfly (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Miner (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Brinley ... Defender (Ch. 3) (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Guard (Ch. 7) (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Barfly (uncredited)
Eddie Buzard ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Bob Card ... Townsman (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Medford (uncredited)
Frank Clark ... Judge Collins (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian (uncredited)
Buck Connors ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Wagon Train Scout (uncredited)
Ann Crockett ... Baby Ann Crockett (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Henchman Al (uncredited)
Tom B. Forman ... Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
Jerry Frank ... Gambler [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... 2nd Bartender, Gold Nugget (Ch's. (9 & 10) (uncredited)
Fred Humes ... Wagon Driver (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
John Ince ... Stagecoach Passenger (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Stage Guard (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Gambler (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)

Ken Maynard ... (archive footage) (uncredited)
William McCall ... Gambler [Chs. 1, 7] (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll ... Soldier (uncredited)
Bud McClure ... Henchman (uncredited)
Ralph McCullough ... Sergeant (Ch. 11) (uncredited)
Nelson McDowell ... Cabin Defender (Ch. 2) (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Saloon Waiter-Henchman (uncredited)
Monte Montague ... Pete (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Townsman (Ch. 12) (uncredited)
Buck Moulton ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Charles Murphy ... Kruger (uncredited)
Bill Patton ... Barfly (Ch. 7) (uncredited)
George Plues ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... Mrs. O'Brien (Ch. 4) (uncredited)

Jack Rockwell ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bernadette Sebastian ... Young Girl (uncredited)
S.S. Simon ... Tom Lee's Friend (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Wally (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Barfly (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
Chief Thunderbird ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
Buddy Wacker ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Wally West ... Gambler [Chs. 1, 9] (uncredited)

Slim Whitaker ... Pratt (Ch. 11) (uncredited)
B.J. Wilson ... Fake Prospector (Ch. 10) (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Indian Chief (Ch's. 1-3) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lew Landers  (as Louis Friedlander)
Writing credits
George H. Plympton  screenplay (as George Plympton) and
Basil Dickey  screenplay and
Ella O'Neill  and
Nate Gatzert  screenplay and
Vin Moore  screenplay

Nathaniel Eddy (screenplay)

Produced by
Milton Gatzert .... producer
Henry MacRae .... associate producer (as Henry Mac Ray)
Cinematography by
Richard Fryer (photography)
William A. Sickner (photography) (as William Sickner)
Film Editing by
Irving Applebaum 
Saul A. Goodkind  (as Saul Goodkind)
Alvin Todd 
Edward Todd 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Cliff Lyons .... stunt double (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Irving Bibo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
David Broekman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Arthur Kay .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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231 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Hostile Redskins; 2. Flaming Arrows; 3. Thundering Hoofs; 4. Attack at Dawn; 5. Buried Alive; 6. Flames of Vengeance; 7. Into the depths; 8. Paths of Evil; 9. The Snake Strike; 10. Riding Wild; 11. The Rustlers Clash; 12. Law and Order.See more »
'Deacon':Repeated lines: The cards are sure stacked agin us.See more »
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Edited into Border Wolves (1938)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Blazing Action in 12 Chapters, 17 September 2000
Author: Brian J. Smith from Gloucester, Ontario, Canada

Rustlers of Red Dog was the first of four serials that Johnny Mack Brown made for Universal in the 30s. It's loaded with non-stop action and boasts a cast of thousands. There are large scale Indian attacks and raids by the large gang of rustlers of the title a-plenty. There is liberal usage of the Universal library of stock footage (obviously from the 20s)very much in evidence as well.

There are the usual assortment of cliff hangers at the end of each chapter (falls off the cliff, overturned wagons, the hero and/or heroine in life threatening situations etc.).

There is a stellar cast of serial and "B" Western veterans in the cast. An all in black Brown plays the hero and Raymond Hatton and Walter Miller play his two sidekicks. One of the best "B" Western villains, Harry Woods (billed here as H.L. Woods) plays the chief bad guy and Joyce Compton is the helpless heroine "Mary".

A sharp-eyed fan of "B" Westerns will spot veterans Edmund Cobb, Bud Osborne and Wally Wales (Hal Taliaferro) as members of Woods' gang and Iron Eyes Cody, Chief Thundercloud and Jim Thorpe as injuns.

Although lacking the polish of the later Republic serials and over-using stock footage, I nonetheless found this serial very entertaining.

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