The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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    • 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

      The post was 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
      Author: TEXICAN-2 from Benbrook, Texas, from IMdb
      John's parents are killed by a renegade bandit, played to the hilt by perennial bad guy,
      Earl Dwire. Dwire injures Hayes, who joins with John to bring him and his gang to justice.

      The local sheriff, Jack Rockwell, is convinced that John's one of the gang,
      and when Hayes is shot, arrests John for the shooting.

      There are the usual chases, gun battles, and fights that hallmark these "B" Westerns.*
      There is one extended walking scene where you can see the Duke
      perfecting his special walk that became a trademark.

      An excellent stunt has John riding a log down a large drainage ditch.
      Pretty amazing, and not without danger to the actor.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Lawless Frontier (1934)

      Here's a poster, and a 1939 re-issue. I see that Gabby Hayes is prominent on the 1939 version.
    • Re: Lawless Frontier (1934)

      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.
    • Re: Lawless Frontier (1934)

      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.

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