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Westward Ho (1935)

Passed | | Drama, History, Western | 19 August 1935 (USA)
As a youngster John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading West he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. He and his brother both fall for Mary Gordon.

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(as R.N. Bradbury)

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(story and screen play) (as Robert Emmett), (story and screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Sheila Bromley ...
Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
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Jim Farley ...
Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
Jack Curtis ...
Ballard
Bradley Metcalfe ...
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Mary MacLaren ...
Ma Wyatt
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Henchman Red
Hank Bell ...
Mark Wyatt
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Carter - Singing Rider
The Singing Riders ...
Vigilantes
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Storyline

Ballard's trail jumpers attack the Wyatt Company wagon train, killing young John's parents and kidnaping his brother, Jim. In post-Civil War California, John Wyatt, now a man, pulls together a vigilante posse, The Singing Riders, who all ride white horses, dress alike, and ride the trails singing and rounding up outlaw gangs. Meanwhile, John is ever on the lookout for the gang that murdered his parents. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Drama | History | Western

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Passed

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19 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caça aos Bandidos  »

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Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Republic Pictures' first production. See more »

Goofs

The handwriting on the notes that John Wyatt distributes varies between different notes. See more »

Quotes

John Wyatt: [addressing potential recruits] And the answer, men is: we must band together. You, Carter; you, Russell; and every man here that's suffered from the injustice of these gangs. And it's up to us to clean them out. Now my plan is this: every man here will ride a white horse, wear a black shirt and a white scarf. And this way we'll know each other in battle. I'm asking for single men only. Men who'll stick. Who'll join me here?
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Crazy Credits

Opening titles: This picture is dedicated to the Vigilantes... builders of the New Empire of the West... stern frontiersmen of the days of '49. Men who gave their lives to purge the new frontier of lawlessness. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Westward Ho-Hum (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Westward Ho
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Tim Spencer and Glenn Strange
Played and sung as background at the start
Reprised by The Singing Riders
Played and sung as bbackground at the end
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Brother vs brother as the Duke leads a gang of vigilantes.
24 April 2003 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

Brother versus brother as the Duke leads a gang of white-horse-mounted vigilantes out to destroy every bad guy in the state. His parents murdered by a gang of cattle thieves, his brother taken and raised by the gang, John/the Duke sets out to locate the gang a decade after the event. Exciting action scenes which make up for stilted dialogue, especially from Mary MacLaren as John's Ma. As the row of good guys, black hats and black shirts on their white chargers, thunder across the screen, my thoughts hark back to the days of 17-inch black and white TV sets. In Australia this comes packaged on a cheap DVD with 'Flying Tigers' and 'Hell Town'. The DVD has excellent sound but generally below average picture quality!


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