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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 ... 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 ... Jeff Thompson (as Gene Laymon)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Sheriff #1 / Bartender Jim (as James Aubrey)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Modern audiences fail to comprehend that the swastika that Cash Horton (William Desmond) wears on his back was originally intended as the traditional Native American sign of good luck, not the notorious insignia later adapted by the Nazi Party in Germany which bears no resemblance whatsoever as to its original intention. See more »

Quotes

'Cash' Horton: [to 'Dad' Parker] This town ain't gonna be big enough for me 'n' you!
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Good plot, poor acting and script
8 June 2007 | by JimPettisSee all my reviews

The acting in this old Western is sometimes so bad even *I* notice the poor quality. The script is occasionally repetitive. The action scenes are generally horrible - cut away scenes that make the opponents seem as if they are not even in the same zip code, and fight scenes that are typical for old B westerns (read: poor).

But there are some good points. The plot is much better than most. The high-speed chases are not obviously high-*film*-speed. The lack of background/supporting music is surprisingly not a detriment except in a very few scenes. This may even add to the attractiveness of the film.

If you are a fan of old B westerns than this is probably a keeper. But for the rest of you, it's probably not worth the time it takes to watch.


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA

Company Credits

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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