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Blue Steel (1934)

U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury (as Robert Bradbury)

Writers:

Robert N. Bradbury (story) (as Robert Bradbury), Robert N. Bradbury (screen play) (as Robert Bradbury)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Carruthers
Eleanor Hunt ... Betty Mason
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Sheriff Jake Withers (as George Hayes)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Malgrove (as Edward Peil)
Yakima Canutt ... Danti - the Polka Dot Bandit
Lafe McKee ... Dan Mason
George Cleveland ... Hank - Innkeeper
Earl Dwire ... Henchman
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Storyline

When Sheriff Jake sees a man at the safe and then finds the payroll gone, he trails him. Just as he is about to arrest him, the man saves his life. Still suspicious, he joins up with the man and later they learn that Melgrove, the towns leading citizen, is trying to take over the area's ranches by having his gang stop all incoming supply wagons. With the ranchers about to sell to Melgrove, the two newcomers say they will bring in provisions. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HE TURNED MAN-HUNTER TO RUN DOWN A GANG OF OF THIEVING SCOUNDRELS! (1939 reissue poster-all caps)


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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Carruthers jumps into the river, there is a bridge in the background. See more »

Quotes

[the bridegroom returns to the front desk]
Hank, innkeeper: Well, speak up, young man. What is it?
The bridegroom: I can't find it.
Hank, innkeeper: You can't?
The bridegroom: Nope.
Hank, innkeeper: Well, whatever have you lost?
The bridegroom: I ain't lost nothin'!
Hank, innkeeper: Well, what in the world is it you can't find?
The bridegroom: Well, ah, you see its, ah...
[giggles]
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

References The Lucky Texan (1934) See more »

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John Wayne had a Baby Face
2 September 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this old time Western from 1934 with John Wayne, (John Carruthers) who sneaks into a hotel during a very bad thunder and lightning storm. The Sheriff, Jake Withers, (Gabby Hayes) gets a room and keeps his eye on a large sum of money deposited in the hotel safe. There is a man named Malgrove, (Edward Peil,Sr.) who owns the town and is a crook and he is trying to tell the town folk about selling their homes, because he knows that a gold mine is under all their homes and he wants to cash in on all the benefits. Betty Mason, (Eleanor Hunt) adds some female charm to the film and John Carruthers falls madly in love with her big brown eyes. If you like classic western films, this is the film for you, the film locations are outstanding for 1934. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Steel See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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