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Director:
Writers:
Robert Emmett Tansey (story) and
Lindsley Parsons (story) ...
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Release Date:
19 August 1935 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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John Wayne ... John Wyatt
Sheila Bromley ... Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Jim Wyatt
Jim Farley ... Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
Jack Curtis ... Ballard
Bradley Metcalfe ... John Wyatt as a Child
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Baldra ... Singing Rider (uncredited)
Charles Brinley ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Fred Burns ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Edward Coxen ... State Official (uncredited)
Earl Dwire ... Townsman Notifying Vigilantes (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Russell - Vigilante (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Ballard Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... State Official (uncredited)
Edward Hearn ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Wally Howe ... State Official (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... State Official (uncredited)
Jack Ingram ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Jack Kirk ... Singing Rider (uncredited)
Frank LaRue ... State Official (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Henchman Hank (uncredited)
Clyde McClary ... Vigilante (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Ballard Henchman (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Henchman Ed (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... State Official (uncredited)
Hal Price ... State Official (uncredited)
Charles Sargent ... Singing Rider (uncredited)
Sherry Tansey ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Taylor ... Ballard Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as R.N. Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
Robert Emmett Tansey (story and screen play) (as Robert Emmett) and
Lindsley Parsons (story and screen play)

Harry Friedman (continuity)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... recordist
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Trem Carr .... vice president in charge of production
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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61 min
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Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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This was Republic Pictures' first production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Westward Ho-Hum (1941)See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Unmasked Lone Ranger, 29 December 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Westward Ho finds the Duke on the trail of as many outlaws as he can kill or capture in search of the gang that killed his parents and kidnapped his young brother.

A prologue to the main film finds the young Wyatt boys on the trail with their parents while they were driving their cattle herd to market. The young Duke is thrown clear from the wagon and thought killed and the brother is taken by outlaw leader Jack Curtis.

When the boy grows up to be John Wayne, he's got himself a mission. In a premise similar to the Lone Ranger, Wayne with official territorial permission organizes his own group of law enforcers called the Vigilantes. So they know each other in a fight with large outlaw bands, Wayne has them dress in black, but ride white horses. The get up isn't for style and Wayne instead of one lone Indian sidekick has forty or so men who have sustained similar family losses.

Of course as things go he does eventually meet up with his grown up brother and the gang that kidnapped him. For what happens you have to watch Westward Ho.

Hardly the best or the worst of Wayne's Poverty Row oaters. In fact Westward Ho has some nice production values because it is shot on location and not on the studio back lot. Unusual for a B western of the Thirties.

Not of course to be missed by the many fans of the legendary Duke.

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