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Way Out West (1930)

Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »

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Fred Niblo

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Alfred Block (story), Byron Morgan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Windy
Leila Hyams ... Molly Rankin
Polly Moran ... Pansy
Cliff Edwards ... Trilby
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... Steve
Vera Marshe ... La Belle Rosa
Charles Middleton ... Buck Rankin
Jack Pennick Jack Pennick ... Pete
Buddy Roosevelt ... Tex
Jay Wilsey ... Hank
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Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner of the ranch, but runs afoul of foreman Steve, who also loves Molly. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Easy Going See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Singing a Song to the Stars
Written by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Sung by Cliff Edwards
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Horse Sense for Haines
6 November 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In Arizona, wisecracking carnival showman William Haines (as Windy) uses leggy women to lure local cowboys into his boudoir, where he wins over $200 from them with a rigged roulette wheel. Mr. Haines wants to use the money to go to Chicago and sell life insurance, but loses it to pick-pocket Vera Marshe (as "La Belle Rosa"). When the men discover they've been had, they attempt to lynch Haines then make him work off the money on a ranch. Roughed up but retaining his good humor, Haines falls head-over-heels for pretty ranch owner Leila Hyams (as Molly Rankin). But rowdy Ralph Bushman (as Steve), son of silent legend Francis X. Bushman, wants Ms. Hyams too. Ukulele playing singer Cliff Edwards (as Trilby) and comedienne Polly Moran (as Pansy) lend support. "Way Out West" was a noticeably uneven entry from the superstar, appearing careless at times.

**** Way Out West (8/2/30) Fred Niblo ~ William Haines, Leila Hyams, Cliff Edwards, Polly Moran


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