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Director:
Writers:
Stuart Anthony (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
10 December 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CRIMSON-STREAKED ROMANCE HITS THE TRAIL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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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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)
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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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Additional Details

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:
Due to a studio clerical error, Alan Ladd was credited for an appearance in this film. He does not, in fact, appear in it.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:
Dinkey Hooley:Too bad to waste such good food on just ordinary cowboys. Why, this kind of food is fittin' for human beings.
Cowboy:Well, I ain't human and that ain't fittin'!
Dinkey Hooley:Sink your teeth into those biscuits.
Cowboy:Last time I did, two of 'em stayed there!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bury Me Not on the Lone PrairieSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wayne's Screen Presence Carries the Story, 18 June 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

While it has a story that is not bad in itself, "Born to the West" (or "Hell Town") is mostly carried by John Wayne's screen presence, with some help from Johnny Mack Brown and the rest of a pretty good cast.

Wayne plays a gambling-addicted cowboy who runs into his respected and influential cousin (Brown) while passing through Montana. The two become rivals for the affections of Brown's girlfriend (Marsha Hunt) while at the same time they must join up to deal with cattle rustlers and crooked card players. A lot of the story is routine, but there are some interesting features, and it moves at a good pace. The scenery is also pretty good at times.

The film is a decent Western in its own right, and is also worth watching to see Wayne's performance as a man who has to combine action with some careful thinking about his future. It's not hard to see why soon after this movie he started to get the big roles and the attention due to a star.

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