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Galloping Romeo (1933)

Money is mysteriously disappearing from a locked trunk atop the stage even though the trunk arrives still locked. When pals Bob Rivers and Grizzly get the job driving the stage, the same thing happens.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury

Writer:

Harry L. Fraser (adaptation) (as Harry O. Jones)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Bob Rivers
Doris Hill ... Mary Kent
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Grizzly (as George Hayes)
Ed Brady ... Matt Kent
Frank Ball ... Sheriff Jerry
Ernie Adams ... Andy Kent
Lafe McKee ... Marshal Gregory
Earl Dwire ... Pete Manning - Express Agent (replaced by Hal Price)
George Nash George Nash ... Henchman
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Money is mysteriously disappearing from a locked trunk atop the stage even though the trunk arrives still locked. When pals Bob Rivers and Grizzly get the job driving the stage, the same thing happens.

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A CYCLONIC CYCLONE OF THE WEST! (original print ad -Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Texan Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 5, 1935- all caps)


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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Remade as The Phantom Stage (1939) See more »

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Reasonably well done....but I think should have plugged Mary.
21 October 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Galloping Romeo" is a Bob Steele film. Steele, though quite prolific, is an actor most folks today haven't heard of and probably never get a chance to see. In his heyday, he was a rather successful movie cowboy--though it's a bit hard to believe that such a small guy (he was only about 5'5") could become so big in movies. He wasn't all that handsome, he couldn't sing and his films were made for mostly second and third-rate studios. But, he COULD ride a horse amazingly well and his persona was quite likable--so likable that when his starring career ended, actors like John Wayne insisted on putting him in their films in supporting roles.

This film begins with Bob and his friend, Grizzly (Gabby Hayes) getting in one scrape after another. So, because they have overstayed their welcome in many western states, they decide to try their luck in California. However, their luck in the new land is short-lived when they are unjustly accused of robbing the stage. How does Bob's new girlfriend play into all this? See the film for yourself.

I enjoyed this film more than the average B-western simply because it had some unusual plot elements. Plus, like other Steele films, he doesn't (thankfully) sing--though you do hear Gabby croon a bit! Overall, well done and with some nice stunt-work.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeu Destemido See more »

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Production Co:

Trem Carr Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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