Westward Ho! (1935)

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    • Westward Ho! (1935)



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      Plot Summary
      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.
      Summary written by Jeff Hole

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... John Wyatt
      Sheila Bromley .... Mary Gordon (as Sheila Mannors)
      Frank McGlynn Jr. .... Jim Wyatt
      Jim Farley .... Lafe Gordon (herd owner) (as James Farley)
      Jack Curtis .... Whit Ballard
      Bradley Metcalfe .... John Wyatt as a child
      Dickie Jones .... Jim Wyatt as a child
      Mary MacLaren .... Ma Wyatt
      Yakima Canutt .... Red (Ballard henchman)
      Hank Bell .... Mark Wyatt
      Glenn Strange .... Carter (singing rider)
      Silver Tip Baker .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Chuck Baldra .... Singing rider (uncredited)
      Charles Brinley .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Bob Burns .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Fred Burns .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Edward Coxen .... State official (uncredited)
      Earl Dwire .... Townsman notifying vigilantes (uncredited)
      Frank Ellis .... Russell (vigilante) (uncredited)
      Herman Hack .... Ballard henchman (uncredited)
      Henry Hall .... State official (uncredited)
      Edward Hearn .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Ray Henderson .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Lloyd Ingraham .... State official (uncredited)
      Jack Ingram .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Jack Kirk .... Singing rider (uncredited)
      Frank LaRue .... State official (uncredited)
      Cactus Mack .... Henchman Hank (uncredited)
      Clyde McClary .... Vigilante (uncredited)
      Tex Palmer .... Ballard henchman (uncredited)
      Eddie Parker .... Henchman Ed (uncredited)
      Fred Parker .... State official (uncredited)
      Hal Price .... State official (uncredited)
      Charles Sargent .... Singing rider (uncredited)
      James Sheridan .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Al Taylor .... Ballard henchman (uncredited)
      Arthur Thalasso .... Bartender (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Harry Friedman
      Lindsley Parsons also story
      Robert Emmett Tansey also story (as Robert Emmett)

      Archie Stout

      This was Republic Pictures' first production.

      * Continuity: The handwriting on the notes that John Wyatt distributes varies between different notes.

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Owens Valley, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Westward Ho is a 1935 American Western film released by Republic Pictures,
      Directed by Robert N. Bradbury and starring John Wayne.

      The significant detail about this film, is that it was
      the 1st. film released by Republic Studios
      In 1935, Monogram, Lone Star, Mascot, and Consolidated Film Laboratories,
      amalgamated to form this new company, which included the holdings, of
      producers, Nat Levine, Trem Carr and Paul Malvern
      Budgets were to be increased, and filming would take 2 weeks!!!
      and even more horses would be used!!
      Duke, would eventually become the studios biggest star,
      making 33 films with them, nearly a quarter, of his film career.

      In this first one Duke is on the trail, of the man, who killed his parents,
      and kidnapped his brother(Frank McGlynn Jnr.)
      Duke organizes a vigilante group called, 'The Singin' Riders'
      dressed in black shirts, whites scarfs, and astride white horses.

      The film is served well, with the Sierra Mountains, as a backdrop.
      The extended budgets, were having visual effect, and it was a vast improvement.
      This was the most expensive film Duke had starred in since The Big Trail.

      The film, still relied heavily on the work of Yakima Canutt,
      and turned out to be a class picture, well received by audiences.

      User Review
      Song Of The Vigilante
      12 February 2010 | by FightingWesterner (The Lonesome Prairie)

      Separated during an attack on their family's covered wagon, one boy is taken
      and raised by the murderous bandits, while the other becomes a man (John Wayne)
      and leads a group of vigilantes against the outlaws and his own brother.

      In 1935, the Lone Star unit was sold by Monogram to the fledgling Republic Pictures,
      who gave producer Paul Malvern a bigger budget to work with and it really shows.

      While this has basically the same formula as Wayne's earlier work for Lone Star,
      the production values are far greater, with some really nice photography,
      excellent locations, and a nice little stunt-filled finale.
      It's always good to see Glenn Strange play a good guy too.

      Thrown in are some decent songs, including another odd lip-sync performance from the Duke.
      Also pretty goofy is the dedication at the beginning of the movie,
      a salute to the vigilantes of the old west!
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: Westward Ho! (1935)

      what am i nominated for?i made no remarks on westward ho-i liked the scenery in the movie, the singing riders would be enough to scare me sraight! can anyone tell me exactly who dubbed jw voice in the singing years-glenn strange,ballew??riders of destiny the best who dubbed on that one-it kinda sounds like the duke if he could sing-id like to thank the academy for the nomination and my mom for taking me to see the green berets,big jake,rooster cogburn and branigan in the movie theaters