The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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    Plot Summary
    Tobin is after the bandit Zanti who killed his parents.
    He finds him just as Zanti is about to kill Dusty and kidnap Ruby. Saving the two,
    he goes after Zanti. He catches him but Zanti escapes the Sheriff's handcuff's
    and this time Tobin has to chase him into the desert.
    Summary written by Maurice VanAuken

    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... John Tobin
    Sheila Terry .... Ruby
    Jack Rockwell .... Sheriff Luke Williams
    George 'Gabby' Hayes .... Dusty (as George Hayes)
    Jay Wilsey .... 2nd Zanti Henchman (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
    Yakima Canutt .... Joe, Zanti's Henchman
    Gordon De Main .... Deputy Miller (as Bud Wood)
    Earl Dwire .... Pandro Zanti, alias Don Yorba
    Tommy Coats .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Herman Hack .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Artie Ortego .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Eddie Parker .... Deputy Hank (uncredited)
    Lloyd Whitlock .... Scenes deleted (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Robert N. Bradbury..9Story and Screenplay)

    Archie Stout

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

    During the chase scene, just before Ruby's horse goes down, a highway bridge is visible in the distance between the trees.

    Memorable Quote

    Filming Locations
    Kernville, California, USA
    Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, California, USA
    Trem Carr Ranch, Newhall, California, USA

    Watch the Full Movie:-

    The Lawless Frontier

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 16 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Lawless Frontier is a 1934 American Western film directed by Robert N. Bradbury
    and starring John Wayne, Shelia Terry, George "Gabby" Hayes, and Earl Dwine.

    I have to be fair, and say, 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.

    In this Lone Star oater, Duke plays another John, Tobin, this time,
    on the trail of a criminal called Zanti, played by the perennial Monogram regular Earl Dwire,
    who was a friend of the producer Paul Malvern, so he was in nearly all of them.
    Duke was getting more and more confident, and mature, as the series progressed.
    In this one, there is a great scene, where in the course of events,
    he rides a piece of wood, down a storm drain!!
    Once again Duke was singing, well dubbed!! with a guitar!!!
    It seemed to take the producer a long time, before the penny dropped,
    and this was....well!!! not such a good idea.

    However, value for money, goof fights and stunts,
    and with Gabby on board, you couldn't go wrong

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    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Another Lone Star movie directed by Robert Bradbury. Fast paced at 50 minutes and with the benefit of Gabby Hayes in the cast. There is also quite a bit of stuntwork which I suspect is Yakima Cannutt. Print on 22nd Century DVD varies in quality in places and is generally a bit soft compared to other releases I have seen. Not a bad movie and worth watching.

  • Watched this movie today, I think my copy was a little bit " ropey " in parts and the sound was a bit off, but it was watchable...

    Interesting gun trick with the string!!! A young Duke looking well....young, eager and willing !!! Slowly making my way through more of these Lone Star movies....marks out of ten..... six.