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The Way of the West (1934)

Passed | | Western | 15 October 1934 (USA)
Government agent Gordon, working undercover, is investigating a cattleman sheepman war. The Culprit is Horton and when Horton kills Parker he frames Gordon. His identity revealed, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Emmet)

Writers:

Barry Barringer (story), Robert Emmett Tansey (dialogue) (as Al Lane)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hal Taliaferro ... Wally Gordon (as Wally Wales)
Bobby Nelson ... Bobbie Parker (as Little Bobbie Nelson)
Myrla Bratton Myrla Bratton ... 'Firey' Parker
Fred Parker ... 'Dad' Parker
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Henchman 'Skipy' (as Jim Sheridan)
William Desmond ... 'Cash' Horton (as Wm. Desmond)
Art Mix ... Henchman Tim
Bill Patton Bill Patton ... Buck (as Billy Patton)
Tex Jones Tex Jones ... Jed Hampton
Harry Beery Harry Beery ... 2nd Sheriff
Helen Gibson ... Townswoman
Tiny Skelton Tiny Skelton ... Tiny (as 'Tiny' Skelton)
Gene Layman Gene Layman ... Jeff Thompson (as Gene Laymon)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Sheriff #1 / Bartender Jim (as James Aubrey)
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Government agent Gordon, working undercover, is investigating a cattleman sheepman war. The Culprit is Horton and when Horton kills Parker he frames Gordon. His identity revealed, the Sheriff lets Gordon escape to go after the real killer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O dromos pros tin Dysin See more »

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Production Co:

Empire Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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'Cash' Horton: [to 'Dad' Parker] This town ain't gonna be big enough for me 'n' you!
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It's watchable, but too predictable.
6 January 2008 | by jalilidaliliSee all my reviews

So it's a western... A typical cowboy (or in this case sheep-boy) flick with straight forward good and bad guys.

The government wants to lease out as much land as possible and it is not important if either sheep or cattle are raised on the graze land they lease out, but the local cowherders still believe in feuding with the sheepherders...

Not surprising a shepherding family lands in trouble. It's a typical plot with an elderly father as the head of the family and a daughter attracting a hired hand, who turns out to be the hero in the end. Of course you mustn't forget the bad guys either. There's the big (and in this case the man really is a big man) bass, who hires gunmen to get rid of the family.

It's all so predictable that I doubt it had much effect on the viewers even back in the days... Today this would probably be done as an episode of a sitcom or something similar (possibly in 2 parts), but would have no chances of passing of as a feature film. I guess the pre-TV era of people going into cinemas and staying there between main features was the only reason why movies such as this one have been made.

It's not that it's a particularly bad movie, it's just so indistinguishable from tons of similar pictures. It'll still help pass/waste the time, but don't expect anything fascinating about it.


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