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Writers:
Stuart Anthony (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
10 December 1937 (USA) See more »
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CRIMSON-STREAKED ROMANCE HITS THE TRAIL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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HELL TOWN (Charles Barton, 1937) ** See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Dare Rudd

Marsha Hunt ... Judy Worstall

Johnny Mack Brown ... Tom Fillmore (as John Mack Brown)
John Patterson ... Lynn Hardy
Monte Blue ... Bart Hammond
Lucien Littlefield ... Cattle Buyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Boyle ... Sam (uncredited)
James Craig ... Brady (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Card Player (uncredited)

Earl Dwire ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Bartender #1 (uncredited)
Jack Kennedy ... Sheriff Pete Starr (uncredited)
Nick Lukats ... Jim Fallon (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Trail Hand (uncredited)
Vester Pegg ... Bartender #2 (uncredited)
Lee Prather ... Lightning Rod Salesman (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Dinkey Hooley (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe ... Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Barton 
 
Writing credits
Stuart Anthony (screenplay) and
Robert Yost (screenplay)

Zane Grey (novel)

Jack Natteford  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
William T. Lackey .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Devereaux Jennings (photographed by) (as Dev Jennings)
 
Film Editing by
John F. Link Sr.  (as John Link)
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Robert Odell 
 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Walker .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Hisserich .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
George Antheil .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Hell Town" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
59 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-8 | USA:Approved | USA:Approved (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The player-piano version of "You're the One I Crave" heard during the poker game is the same recording heard in the speakeasy scene of The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers (1932), which also features Syd Saylor.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The cards of the pack used in the poker game have modern numerals on each corner, unlike of the cards from the Old West.See more »
Quotes:
Fallon:Get out of here! The Sheriff's comin'!
Dinkey Hooley:I think we're on the wrong side.
Dare Rudd:This is no time to think!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Red River ValleySee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
HELL TOWN (Charles Barton, 1937) **, 26 May 2007
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

This one’s slightly better than Texas TERROR, mainly because it features a better-than-average cast – apart from Wayne, of course, there’s Johnny “Mack” Brown as The Duke’s cousin/boss, Marsha Hunt (later co-star of the classic Anthony Mann noir RAW DEAL [1948]) as the girl who comes between them, Lucien Littlefield as Wayne’s sidekick/conscience, and Monte Blue as the villainous (but ostensibly respectable) leader of a gang of cattle rustlers.

Based on a Zane Grey novel, the film was originally released as BORN TO THE WEST – but this got changed on its re-issue to the more vivid HELL TOWN; interestingly, Wayne’s leadership of a cattle drive here anticipates Howard Hawks’ Western masterpiece RED RIVER (1948), in which he gave one of his finest performances.

Again, the film runs for less than one hour while involving standard excitements – a saloon brawl, various cattlemen-vs.-rustlers clashes, a marathon poker game erupting into violence, etc. – and familiar embellishments, such as comedy relief and romance (except that lovely young Hunt makes for a much more interesting partner for the Duke than the wooden Lucille Browne of Texas TERROR). All in all, though, the film remains strictly a potboiler.

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