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Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935)

Passed | | Mystery, Western | 1 March 1935 (USA)
The heirs of the dying owner of a valuable radium mine are being murdered as a mining engineer tries to uncover the killer and clear his cousin's name.


Charles Barton


Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay), Ethel Doherty (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Larry Sutton
Charles 'Chic' Sale ... Deputy Tex Murdock
Mrs. Leslie Carter ... Mrs. Borg
George F. Marion ... James Ballard (as George Marion Sr.)
Kathleen Burke ... Flora Ballard
Ann Sheridan ... Rita Ballard
James Eagles James Eagles ... John Borg (as James C. Eagles)
Howard Wilson Howard Wilson ... Fritz Ballard
Willie Fung ... Ling Yat
Florence Roberts ... Mrs. Ballard


A mining engineer teams up with a crusty deputy sheriff to solve the mystery killings at an old mine where the owner's family waits for him to die, and where a valuable radium strike may have been made. Written by Rick Johnson <rickdjohnson@seanet.com>

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Mystery | Western


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This is one of 20 Zane Grey stories, filmed by Paramount in the 1930s, which they sold to Favorite Films for re-release, circa 1950-1952. The failure of Paramount, 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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Deputy Tex Murdock: Be sure that somebody don't talk you into paroling that gang. Especially that Chinaman! He made a lot of threats against me if I had only understood 'em.
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8 March 2009 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this is a pretty good western.but it's not just a western.it's also a mystery.actually it's probably more of a mystery than a western.it's short clocking in at around 65 minutes,but it's a pretty good movie.it stars Randolph Scott,Anne Sheridan,Kathleen Burke,Florence Roberts,Howard Wilson,Charles 'Chic' Sale,Mrs.Leslie carter,George F. Marion,among others.i thought it was well done.it had a nice atmosphere,and wasn't wholly predictable.the acting was good by all concerned,and the story was interesting,but similar to another western i remember seeing.though i can't recall weather this movie came out before that one or not.by similar story,i don't mean the general outline and formula that most westerns follow.i mean that some of the story details and specifics are similar.regardless,i liked it.for me,The Fighting Westerner is a 6/10

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1 March 1935 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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