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The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury (as R.N. Bradbury)

Writer:

Robert N. Bradbury (story and screen play) (as R.N. Bradbury)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Tobin
Sheila Terry ... Ruby
Jack Rockwell ... Sheriff Luke Williams
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Dusty (as George Hayes)
Jay Wilsey ... 2nd Zanti Henchman (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Yakima Canutt ... Joe - Zanti's Henchman
Gordon De Main ... Deputy Miller (as Bud Wood)
Earl Dwire ... Pandro Zanti Posing as Don Yorba
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Storyline

Tobin is after the bandit Zanti who killed his parents. He finds him just as Zanti is about to kill Dusty and kidnap Ruby. Saving the two, he goes after Zanti. He catches him but Zanti escapes the Sheriff's handcuff's and this time Tobin has to chase him into the desert. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Gesetz des Stärkeren See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Syracuse Sunday 3 April 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Saturday 16 April 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Sunday 4 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Monday 7 November 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles Sunday 7 January 1950 on KECA (Channel 7), and in New York City Monday 7 August 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, just before Ruby's horse goes down, a highway bridge is visible in the distance between the trees. See more »

Quotes

The Sheriff: To Zanti after he shackles him to a bed frame: Reckon that'll hold ya.
John Tobin: I'm not so sure.
The Sheriff: This is my business. I ain't never lost a prisoner yet.
Dusty: Heh... You never had one to lose.
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Alternate Versions

The UK DVD is missing 5 secs of a horse being ridden off a cliff into a river. See more »

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They Keep riding and riding...and riding lol
7 September 2018 | by dallasryanSee all my reviews

You have to be a diehard John Wayne fan to watch some of these lonestar productions he did early in his career. Some are actually pretty good and others not so much.

In this one it's difficult to tell what's going on most of the time and it's laugh out loud funny as they keep riding back and forth on their horses about the last 15 minutes of the film. Twice would have been suffice but it felt like they cut back and forth to them riding on their horses about a million times (which they do a lot in Wayne's Lonestar production films, but it seems the most in this one)


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