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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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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled "Hell Town" by Favorite Films for its 1950 re-release, this film was often shown in tandem with the re-release of The Thundering Herd (1933), re-titled 'Buffalo Stampede'. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dinkey Hooley: Too bad to waste such good food on just ordinary cowboys. Why, this kind of food is fittin' for human beings.
Cowboy: Well, I ain't human and that ain't fittin'!
Dinkey Hooley: Sink your teeth into those biscuits.
Cowboy: Last time I did, two of 'em stayed there!
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Connections

Version of Born to the West (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
(uncredited)
Traditional
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Has a different feel to it
14 August 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

After six non-western B-movies, John Wayne returns to the saddle for what would be the beginning of the final chapter of his B-movie career. Rather than the standard formulaic B-western where Duke is the known hero who will get the girl, here his cowboy hero status is in question – he has to chase the girl and he's not exactly the squeaky clean character we have always known him as up to this point in his filmography. The story is by acclaimed western novel writer Zane Grey which helps explain how this is different from all that came before it for the Duke.

5.7 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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