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Westward Ho (1935)

Passed | | Drama, History, Western | 19 August 1935 (USA)
As a youngster John Wyatt saw his parents killed and his brother kidnapped. On a wagon train heading West he meets his brother who is now a spy for the gang which originally did the dirty work. He and his brother both fall for Mary Gordon.

Director:

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

Writers:

Robert Emmett Tansey (story and screen play) (as Robert Emmett), Lindsley Parsons (story and screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Wyatt
Sheila Bromley ... Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Jim Wyatt
Jim Farley ... Lafe Gordon (as James Farley)
Jack Curtis ... Wick Ballard
Bradley Metcalfe ... John Wyatt - as a Child
Dickie Jones ... Jim Wyatt - as a Child
Mary MacLaren ... Ma Wyatt
Yakima Canutt ... Red - Henchman
Hank Bell ... Mark Wyatt
Glenn Strange ... Carter - Singing Rider
The Singing Riders The Singing Riders ... Vigilantes
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Storyline

Ballard's trail jumpers attack the Wyatt Company wagon train, killing young John's parents and kidnaping his brother, Jim. In post-Civil War California, John Wyatt, now a man, pulls together a vigilante posse, The Singing Riders, who all ride white horses, dress alike, and ride the trails singing and rounding up outlaw gangs. Meanwhile, John is ever on the lookout for the gang that murdered his parents. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama | History | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caça aos Bandidos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Republic Pictures' first production. See more »

Goofs

The handwriting on the notes that John Wyatt distributes varies between different notes. See more »

Quotes

John Wyatt: Oh, Carter, have the boys mount up. We'll go into Red Bluff and spend the evening. Maybe some of the boys would like a little sarsaparilla.
Carter - Singing Rider: Maybe they would. Me too. I'll tell 'em.
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Crazy Credits

Opening titles: This picture is dedicated to the Vigilantes... builders of the New Empire of the West... stern frontiersmen of the days of '49. Men who gave their lives to purge the new frontier of lawlessness. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Westward Ho-Hum (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Westward Ho
(1935) (uncredited)
Written by Tim Spencer and Glenn Strange
Played and sung as background at the start
Reprised by The Singing Riders
Played and sung as bbackground at the end
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Brother vs brother as the Duke leads a gang of vigilantes.
24 April 2003 | by opsbooksSee all my reviews

Brother versus brother as the Duke leads a gang of white-horse-mounted vigilantes out to destroy every bad guy in the state. His parents murdered by a gang of cattle thieves, his brother taken and raised by the gang, John/the Duke sets out to locate the gang a decade after the event. Exciting action scenes which make up for stilted dialogue, especially from Mary MacLaren as John's Ma. As the row of good guys, black hats and black shirts on their white chargers, thunder across the screen, my thoughts hark back to the days of 17-inch black and white TV sets. In Australia this comes packaged on a cheap DVD with 'Flying Tigers' and 'Hell Town'. The DVD has excellent sound but generally below average picture quality!


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