Beyond the Rockies (1932)

55 or 63 mins | Western | 8 July 1932

Director:

Fred Allen

Producer:

David O. Selznick

Cinematographer:

Ted McCord

Editor:

William Clemens

Production Designer:

Carroll Clark

Production Company:

RKO Pathé Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to publicity items for this film, exteriors were shot in the High Sierra Mountains of California. In 1934, Oliver Drake directed (and possibly wrote) a film for Willis Kent called Battling Buckaroo , which had a similar plot (see above listing). The later film also featured an undercover government agent who masquerades as an outlaw named "Blackjack" in order to protect a girl and her father from ... More Less

According to publicity items for this film, exteriors were shot in the High Sierra Mountains of California. In 1934, Oliver Drake directed (and possibly wrote) a film for Willis Kent called Battling Buckaroo , which had a similar plot (see above listing). The later film also featured an undercover government agent who masquerades as an outlaw named "Blackjack" in order to protect a girl and her father from bandits. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
16 Sep 32
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
15 Oct 32
p. 90.
Variety
20 Sep 32
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 July 1932
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Pathé Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 July 1932
Copyright Number:
LP3150
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55 or 63
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

After two bands of outlaws battle for the same stagecoach, members of the victorious gang--Blinky, Lavender Joe, Whiskey Bill and leader Blackjack--are approached by Betty Allen to work as cattle guards on her father Frank's ranch. Although Frank is at first is leary of the outlaws, he agrees with Betty that they are the best defense against the cattle-rustling cowboys who work for cattle queen Ruby Sherman. When Ruby hears about the gang's arrival, she sends her foreman, Tracy, to investigate. As Tracy and his men arrive at the Allen ranch, they see Lavender Joe, Blinky and Whiskey Bill moving a group of Ruby's cattle and start shooting at them. After Whiskey Bill is shot in the back, Blackjack rides into town to confront the cowardly Tracy. During the ensuing fistfight, Blackjack drops a marshal's badge, which Ruby surreptiously pockets. To Blackjack's surprise, Ruby fires Tracy and offers him the foreman's job. Soon after, Ruby's men are spotted raiding the Allens' cattle, and as Blackjack rides toward the herd, he is surprised by the appearance of Ruby. Blackjack tells Ruby that he was riding to see her and then informs a confused Betty and Frank that he is quitting to join Ruby's operation. As he arrives at Ruby's ranch, however, he is ambushed by Ruby's men, who reveal that Ruby knew that he was a marshal and trapped him in order to rustle the Allens' cattle across the Mexican border. After Blackjack escapes from Ruby's hideout, he rides to the Allens' to warn them. While Betty telephones the sheriff, Blackjack and his cohorts fight the rustlers and finally defeat the greedy ... +


After two bands of outlaws battle for the same stagecoach, members of the victorious gang--Blinky, Lavender Joe, Whiskey Bill and leader Blackjack--are approached by Betty Allen to work as cattle guards on her father Frank's ranch. Although Frank is at first is leary of the outlaws, he agrees with Betty that they are the best defense against the cattle-rustling cowboys who work for cattle queen Ruby Sherman. When Ruby hears about the gang's arrival, she sends her foreman, Tracy, to investigate. As Tracy and his men arrive at the Allen ranch, they see Lavender Joe, Blinky and Whiskey Bill moving a group of Ruby's cattle and start shooting at them. After Whiskey Bill is shot in the back, Blackjack rides into town to confront the cowardly Tracy. During the ensuing fistfight, Blackjack drops a marshal's badge, which Ruby surreptiously pockets. To Blackjack's surprise, Ruby fires Tracy and offers him the foreman's job. Soon after, Ruby's men are spotted raiding the Allens' cattle, and as Blackjack rides toward the herd, he is surprised by the appearance of Ruby. Blackjack tells Ruby that he was riding to see her and then informs a confused Betty and Frank that he is quitting to join Ruby's operation. As he arrives at Ruby's ranch, however, he is ambushed by Ruby's men, who reveal that Ruby knew that he was a marshal and trapped him in order to rustle the Allens' cattle across the Mexican border. After Blackjack escapes from Ruby's hideout, he rides to the Allens' to warn them. While Betty telephones the sheriff, Blackjack and his cohorts fight the rustlers and finally defeat the greedy Ruby Sherman. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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