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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)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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 Atlanta Friday 21 October 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), 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

About 45 minutes in as Carruthers and the Sheriff are leaving with the wagon, power line towers are visible in he 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

References The Lucky Texan (1934) See more »

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The second significant film in the development of George "Gabby" Hayes' cantankerous character
12 May 2003 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

This western was the second significant film in the development of George "Gabby" Hayes' cantankerous character who emerged as the old whiskered comedy sidekick in the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gabby plays it straight here as a sheriff who even shoots a baddie. The only "funny" things about him are the hole filled hat he wears, his big walrus mustache, & his typical slurred speech. The acting is good all around, except for Eleanor Hunt, who has that cute Clara Bow look, but she's brought that old silent film style to this movie. I love the old B westerns, & aside from my favorite, Hopalong Cassidy, to me the early John Wayne series is the next best. This is not one of Wayne's best, but it's a must-see for Gabby Hayes fans. I rate it 6/10.


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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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