MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 422 this week

Westward Ho (1935)

Passed  -  Drama | History | Western  -  19 August 1935 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 236 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 7 critic

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.

Director:

(as R.N. Bradbury)

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 392 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 707 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 148 titles
created 08 Jun 2012
 
a list of 7101 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Westward Ho (1935)

Westward Ho (1935) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Westward Ho.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sheila Bromley ...
Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
Frank McGlynn Jr. ...
Jim Wyatt
Jim Farley ...
Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
Jack Curtis ...
Ballard
Bradley Metcalfe ...
Dickie Jones ...
Jim Wyatt as a Child
Mary MacLaren ...
Ma Wyatt
Yakima Canutt ...
Henchman Red
Hank Bell ...
Mark Wyatt
Glenn Strange ...
Carter - Singing Rider
The Singing Riders ...
Vigilantes
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Western

Certificate:

Passed

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Westward Ho  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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: Oh, Carter, have the boys mount up. We'll go into Red Bluff and spend the evening. Maybe some of the boys would like a little sarsaparilla.
Carter - Singing Rider: Maybe they would. Me too. I'll tell 'em.
See more »

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 Girl I Loved Long Ago
(uncredited)
Written by Robert N. Bradbury
Played on guitar and sung by John Wayne (dubbed by Glenn Strange)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Westward Ho (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?