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Born to the West (1937)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 10 December 1937 (USA)
Can Dare Rudd prove he is responsible enough to win the heart of Judy and also outwit the crooked saloon owner?

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Stuart Anthony (screenplay), Robert Yost (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Dare Rudd
Marsha Hunt ... Judy Worstall
Johnny Mack Brown ... Tom Fillmore (as John Mack Brown)
John Patterson John Patterson ... Lynn Hardy
Monte Blue ... Bart Hammond
Lucien Littlefield ... Cattle Buyer
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Storyline

Dare Rudd and Dinkey Hooley, roaming cowhands, drift into Montana, where they meet Dare's cousin, Tom Fillmore, cattleman and banker. Tom offers them jobs but they pass, until Dare sees Tom's sweetheart, Judy Worstall and decides to take the job. He is put in charge of a cattle drive, replacing ranch-foreman Lynn Hardy, who is in cahoots with Bart Hammond, rustler. Dare delivers the cattle to the railhead and is about to return when he is persuaded into a poker game by Buck Brady, a crooked gambler. Dare is almost cleaned out when Tom appears and takes a hand and discovers the dealer is switching decks. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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CRIMSON-STREAKED ROMANCE HITS THE TRAIL! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The player-piano version of "You're the One I Crave" heard during the poker game is the same recording heard in the speakeasy scene of The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers (1932), which also features Syd Saylor. See more »

Goofs

Tom throws his pen on the desk twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tom Fillmore: Why don't you get married and settle down? Why, you're running around like a maverick without a brand on.
Dare Rudd: Well, I don't like branding. It hurts in the wrong place.
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Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Red River Valley
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Great Classic Western
26 February 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

John Wayne, (Dare Rudd) plays the role of a drifter who gambles his money away and just can't seem to settle down until he goes back to his relative, (Tom Fillmore) Johnny Mack Brown who owns a great deal of cattle and runs the bank in town. Tom knows that Dare has a bad reputation but he gives him a chance and offers him a job to cook for his cattlemen. Tom has a girlfriend named Judy Rustoe, (Marsha Hunt) and Dare soon becomes very interested in her and they both start falling for each other. Judy persuades Tom to give Dare a different job than being a cook and so Tom makes Dare a foreman in charge of his cattle and wants him to take the cattle to market and sell them in town for $10,000 dollars. However, there are many problems that face Dare as he travels with the cattle and the story begins to get very interesting. John Wayne was 30 years of age when he made this picture and Marsha Hunt was 20 years old, they both gave outstanding performances and Marsha looked very beautiful. Today, Marsha Hunt is 91 years of age as of 2008. WOW


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