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West of the Divide (1934)

Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.

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Robert N. Bradbury

Writer:

Robert N. Bradbury (story and screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Ted Hayden posing as Gat Ganns
Virginia Brown Faire ... Fay Winters (as Virginia Faire Brown)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Dusty (as George Hayes)
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Mr. Gentry (as Loyd Whitlock)
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Hank
Lafe McKee ... Fred Winters
Billy O'Brien Billy O'Brien ... Spuds (as Billie O'Brien)
Dick Dickinson Dick Dickinson ... Henchman Joe
Earl Dwire ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Ted Hayden and his pal Dusty Rhodes come across a dying outlaw, Gatt Ganns. On Ganns's person, they find a letter of introduction to rancher Gentry implicating Gentry in the disappearance of Ted's kid brother Jim and the murder of their father many years earlier. Ted takes on Ganns's identity and pretends to go to work for Gentry, while actually looking for further evidence that Gentry did indeed murder his father and abduct his brother. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Two Gun Son Of The West Takes The Law Into His Own Hands! (1940 reissue poster) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adelfoi ston kindyno See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in Syracuse Sunday 17 April 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Tuesday 3 May 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Wednesday 28 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Sunday 11 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), in Albuquerque Tuesday 8 November 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in New York City Saturday 23 September 1950 on WATV (Channel 13); a recent previous otherwise undocumented telecast on WOR (Channel 9) may likely have taken place earlier as part of their Monday evening film series. See more »

Goofs

A battery powered torch is used in the film yet the first torch was by an English inventor David Misell obtained U.S. Patent No. 617,592 in the year 1899. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Silsby: You got her here just in time. A small artery's been severed. However, I don't think it's very serious.
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Bad Lone Star
1 October 2007 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

This was the fourth of the sixteen Wayne Lone Star series. I must respectfully disagree with those on IMDb who rate it highly. I thought it was one of the worse in the series. It has all the bad elements of the series, bad acting, convoluted and dull plot,anachronisms (telephones, automobiles and women in 1930's clothes). Only the stunt work is excellent, providing the five or six interesting moments.

At one point, Wayne turns to the bad guy and says that he's acting like a character out of a dime novel. He's exactly right. The bad guy and the story are stereotypes even for 1933.

The series seems to move between films that basically follow straight stereotypical Western stories and films that provide funny and clever twists on the stereotypical stories. This one is played straight and thus only has interest for cinema or Western historians. The other type ("Riders of Destiny" and "the Star Packer," for example) are still quite entertaining 75 years later.


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