MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,608 this week

Born to the West (1937)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 532 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 4 critic

Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner?

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 112 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1025 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 6189 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 10 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Born to the West (1937)

Born to the West (1937) on IMDb 5.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Born to the West.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Haunted Gold (1932)
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

John and Janet get a weird letter telling them to go to a ghost town which has an abandoned mine. There they contend with bad guys looking for hidden gold. They are aided by a mysterious Phantom.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Sheila Terry
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Foreign agents are smuggling monium (a chemical used in producing poison gas) into Mexico. The three Mesquiteers bet involved when they ride to save a girl (really a government agent) on a runaway horse.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Wayne, Ann Rutherford, Harry Woods
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge. They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate but a friend with the petition is murdered. Stony is accused.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh
Dakota (1945)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan
Mystery | Western | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a stranger arrives in a western town he finds that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. Further, most of the townsfolk seem to be at each other's throats, and the newcomer ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger
Adventure | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Stars: John Wayne, Ona Munson, Ray Middleton
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Very organized cattle rustlers are operating with portable slaughterhouses and refrigerator vans. The governor asks the Three Mesquiteers to go undercover to investigate.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Judy Worstall
...
Tom Fillmore (as John Mack Brown)
John Patterson ...
Lynn Hardy
Monte Blue ...
Bart Hammond
Lucien Littlefield ...
Cattle Buyer
Edit

Storyline

Dare Rudd and Dinkey Hooley, roaming cowhands, drift into Montana, where they meet Dare's cousin, Tom Fillmore, cattleman and banker. Tom offers them jobs but they pass, until Dare sees Tom's sweetheart, Judy Worstall and decides to take the job. He is put in charge of a cattle drive, replacing ranch-foreman Lynn Hardy, who is in cahoots with Bart Hammond, rustler. Dare delivers the cattle to the railhead and is about to return when he is persuaded into a poker game by Buck Brady, a crooked gambler. Dare is almost cleaned out when Tom appears and takes a hand and discovers the dealer is switching decks. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

CRIMSON-STREAKED ROMANCE HITS THE TRAIL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell Town  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening theme music can also be heard in the Harold Lloyd picture The Milky Way (1936). See more »

Goofs

Hammond raises his knife and fork twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after losing a fistfight, Dare and his friends are thrown out of the casino]
Dare Rudd: Guess that'll teach that fella to draw any aces out of sleeve.
Dinkey Hooley: Aw, why don't you quit playin' cards? You always wind up loosin' your shirt or get one torn off your back.
Dare Rudd: I whipped him didn't I?
Dinkey Hooley: Hah! That's what you think! It's a good thing I stepped in when I did or you'd get yourself a black eye.
[Dare turns to the camera revealing a black eye]
Dare Rudd: Yeah? I'm beginning to think Wyoming isn't such a friendly place.
See more »

Connections

Version of Born to the West (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Red River Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a cowboy decides to quit drifting, and is tested.
7 September 1998 | by (Coconut Creek, FL) – See all my reviews

According to author Tony Thomas, this film shot adrenaline into the careers of both John Wayne and Johnny Mack Brown. It's pretty entertaining, with a good story, fine cast, terrific scenery and excellent camerawork.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Born to the West (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?