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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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Early Republic Western worthy of notice. See more (9 total) »

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)
James Sheridan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Taylor ... Ballard Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso ... Bartender (uncredited)
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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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Trivia:
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: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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Westward Ho-Hum (1941)See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Early Republic Western worthy of notice., 11 July 2001
Author: rsoonsa (rsoonsa@bandbbooks.com) from Mountain Mesa, California

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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