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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.

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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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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei do Gatilho See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paul Malvern Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Cincinnati Monday 19 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Wednesday 26 October 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and 4 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Monday 31 October 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in New York City Monday 17 July 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

John Carruthers: I'm glad you decided to drift along with me. It's kind of lonesome trailing alone.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Western Trails (1938) See more »

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Duke and Gabby Team Up To Knock Out the Bad Guys
2 June 2008 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

The 5th of John Wayne's 14 Lone Star Westerns is nothing if not a lively piece. True, it gets off to a remarkably slow start, but once the bandits arrive on the scene the pace picks up no end. Although the heroine is somewhat lacking in thespian talent, she's pretty enough and has little to do or say anyway. It's Wayne and Hayes who set the action rolling and keep it up—interspersed with some spectacular Canutt stunt-work—right to the finish line. And it's good to see Yakima Canutt in a sizable role on camera as well as doubling Wayne in the action spots.

Director Robert North Bradbury has a grand time once the action switches to the wide open spaces. You can virtually see him riding the camera car as it swoops along with galloping-hell-for-leather riders in super-fast tracking shots. And I love those whip pans!

Photographer Archie Stout, a specialist in location work, is also most at home with awesome vistas of wide open plains, ringed by rugged mountains and fleecy clouds in the Alabama Hills, Ca.


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