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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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(story and screen play) (as Robert Emmett), (story and screen play) | 1 more credit »

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Complete credited cast:
Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
Jim Wyatt
Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
John Wyatt - as a Child
Jim Wyatt - as a Child
Ma Wyatt
Mark Wyatt
The Singing Riders ...


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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Release Date:

19 August 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caça aos Bandidos  »


Box Office


$35,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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This was Republic Pictures' first production. See more »


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


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 »


Spoofed in Westward Whoa (1936) See more »


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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Early Republic Western worthy of notice.
11 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Newborn Republic Pictures utilizes the solid directoral ability of Robert Bradbury, and the presence of John Wayne along with Yakima Canutt and his troupe of stuntriders to produce this strongly scripted film of 1860s vigilante efforts to rid the Far West of outlaw bands that were involved in widespread robbery and cattle rustling. Bradbury, whose skill with Westerns dates back to the early silent period, directs and edits with a solid awareness of suspense, building his typically short scenes with sparse and, at times, stilted dialogue and an eye for proper cast placement which makes excellent use of defined personalities such as Wayne, Frank McGlynn Jr., and Glenn Strange, and gives particular value to the hard-riding stunt performers, who are splendid throughout this well-made (and musical) adventure filmed in California's Owens Valley, at the base of the Sierra Nevada.

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