West Of The Divide (1934)

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    • West Of The Divide (1934)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Plot Summary
      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.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Ted Hayden, posing as Gat Ganns
      Virginia Brown Faire .... Fay Winters (as Virginia Faire Brown)
      George 'Gabby' Hayes .... 'Dusty' Rhodes (as George Hayes)
      Lloyd Whitlock .... Mr. Gentry (as Loyd Whitlock)
      Yakima Canutt .... Hank (Gentry Henchman)
      Lafe McKee .... Mr. Winters
      Billy O'Brien .... Spuds (later Jim Hayden) (as Billie O'Brien)
      Dick Dickinson .... Henchman Joe
      Earl Dwire .... Sheriff
      Horace B. Carpenter .... Cattle Buyer Hornsby (uncredited)
      Artie Ortego .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Tex Palmer .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Hal Price .... Doctor Silsby (uncredited)
      Archie Ricks .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Wally Wales .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Blackie Whiteford .... Henchman Butch (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Robert N. Bradbury story and screenplay
      Oliver Drake story (uncredited)

      Archie Stout

      Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
      Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
      Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)

      * Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During a fight between Ted Hayden and Butch, Spuds shouts, "Come on, Ted!" Actually, Ted has been introduced to him and all others at the gangsters' hide-out as Gat Ganns. His real identity is in fact revealed later.

      * Continuity: When Ted Hayden first introduces himself to Gentry, the shadow on his shirt changes depending upon the camera angle.

      * Continuity: When Gentry introduces 'Gat Ganns' to the boys, his arms are by his side and his hands are empty. The next shot shows him with arms folded and holding a cigarette. When he instructs the boys to show Gat and Rusty to the sleeping quarters the cigarette has disappeared.

      * Continuity: When the dog spooks the team that Spud is driving, there are fences and buildings in the background. However the close shots of Spud show open fields behind him.

      Filming Location
      Kernville, California, USA

      Watch the Full Movie:-

      West of the Divide
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • West of the Divide is a 1934 American Western film starring John Wayne

      This is number 3 in the series.
      I am biased towards, these Lone Star films.
      I enjoy all of them, for all their whirlwind, few days, low budget filming,
      they are a joy, and fun to watch.
      It is great to see Duke maturing in his career, and by the end of the series,
      his cadence is lower, and more mature.
      Throughout this series there were some fine character actors.
      George 'Gabby'Hayes, was once again priceless, he possessed a photographic
      memory, so that, he not only knew his own part, but be knew everyone elses, as well

      Gabby said,
      If you don't believe it in the eyes, you don't get the point across

      In this one Duke's love interest is Virginia Brown Faire,
      not one of his better ones.

      Duke is also joined by most of the best of Lone Star company,
      Yak,Earl Dwire and Lafe Mckee.
      Great film, with a runaway wagon and fight sequence,
      the falls are for real, and a happy ending.


      User Review
      Bad Lone Star
      1 October 2007 | by Jay Raskin (Orlando, United States)

      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.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: West Of The Divide (1934)

      Here are some posters for this movie. Aren't some of these a beautiful art form? The more I see them, the more I appreciate them.

      This first one is from 1934 -

      West of the Divide-1934 poster.jpg

      Here is a 1939 re-release -

      West of the Divide-1939 re-release poster-1.jpg

      And one more, from 1949 -

      West of the Divide-1949 re-release poster.jpg
    • Re: West Of The Divide (1934)

      Its one of john wayne strongest lone star westerns.loved every part of the film.to me it gets better with each viewing.it had everything from location gabby hayes and action.its up there with the trail beyond and the man from utah.

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