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Westward Ho (1935)

Passed  -  Drama | History | Western  -  19 August 1935 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Sheila Bromley ...
Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
Jim Farley ...
Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
Jack Curtis ...
Ballard
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Dickie Jones ...
Mary MacLaren ...
Ma Wyatt
Yakima Canutt ...
Henchman Red
Hank Bell ...
Mark Wyatt
Glenn Strange ...
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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$35,000 (estimated)
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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: Hey, stupid! Where do you think you're going? Get back there with the herd, you muttonhead!
Mary Gordon: Just who do you think you're talking to? And who are you calling muttonhead?
John Wyatt: Well, I... that is, I...
Mary Gordon: And just what are you doing here, I may ask?
John Wyatt: Well, I'm the new trail boss
Mary Gordon: Well my name's Mary Gordon and my father owns this outfit. So from now on, it's 'Miss Gordon' to you, not 'muttonhead', you dumbbell!
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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 Whoa (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

The Vigilantes
(uncredited)
Written by Tim Spencer and Glenn Strange
Sung by The Singing Riders
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Some great equestrian action sequences, but at what cost.
7 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wonderful example of the early B western is tarnished by some pitiable horse falls that would not be tolerated in today's films. Two scenes in particular show the poor animals somersaulting and going down in a horrendous heap, sometimes on top of one another. Even knowing that the movie is over 70 years old; the sight of the poor animals in such distress still made me heart sick. The Running W appears to have been used liberally in this picture, which is otherwise well acted and produced. John Wayne gives an excellent performance along with a strong supporting cast, while the Owens Valley and Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine provide a realistic backdrop to the story.


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