The Man from Utah (1934)

55 or 57 mins | Western | 15 May 1934

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HISTORY

Modern sources include Earl Dwire ( Rodeo announcer ), George Cleveland ( Sheriff ) and Artie Ortego ( Henchman ) in the cast, and list George Hayes's character as "George ... More Less

Modern sources include Earl Dwire ( Rodeo announcer ), George Cleveland ( Sheriff ) and Artie Ortego ( Henchman ) in the cast, and list George Hayes's character as "George Higgins." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
2 Jun 1934.
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Daily Variety
3 Apr 34
p. 2.
Film Daily
23 May 34
p. 7.
International Photographer
May 34
p. 16.
Motion Picture Daily
25 May 34
p. 12.
Motion Picture Herald
30 Jun 34
p. 82.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Paul Malvern Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
SOUND
Asst rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Chief elec
Still photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 May 1934
Production Date:
completed 3 April 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 June 1934
Copyright Number:
LP4800
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55 or 57
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

After cowboy John Weston rides into town and singlehandedly shoots down several payroll bandits, the local marshal offers him a job as a special undercover agent, assigning him to investigate the suspicious activities at a rodeo in nearby Dalton. On his way to Dalton, John notices a band of outlaws descending on a stagecoach and, riding hard, fights off the attackers. Later, Marjorie Carter, a grateful passenger, introduces John to her father, Judge Carter, who offers John a job as deputy sheriff of Dalton, in the hope that he will be able to intimidate the crooked rodeo gang who have convinced the townspeople to sink all of their money into the competition. John declines the offer, saying that he only wants to enter and win the two-day rodeo competition. On the first day of the contest, John bests the betting favorite, outlaw Cheyenne Kent, and infuriates the gang's leader, Barton, who immediately orders Kent and Aurora, a pretty Mexican cohort, to "take care of" John. When Kent and Aurora fail to intimidate John, who is now the odds-on favorite, Barton tempts him with money and "convinces" him to throw the second day of the rodeo. To Barton's displeasure, John wins the rodeo and also discovers the snake poison that Barton had planted in his saddle as revenge. Barton and his men then ride to the town bank where all of the earnings from the rodeo are being stored. Angry at being left behind, Aurora tips off John, who rides to the bank in time to break up the robbery attempt. After a furious chase, John brings down the outlaws and proposes to ... +


After cowboy John Weston rides into town and singlehandedly shoots down several payroll bandits, the local marshal offers him a job as a special undercover agent, assigning him to investigate the suspicious activities at a rodeo in nearby Dalton. On his way to Dalton, John notices a band of outlaws descending on a stagecoach and, riding hard, fights off the attackers. Later, Marjorie Carter, a grateful passenger, introduces John to her father, Judge Carter, who offers John a job as deputy sheriff of Dalton, in the hope that he will be able to intimidate the crooked rodeo gang who have convinced the townspeople to sink all of their money into the competition. John declines the offer, saying that he only wants to enter and win the two-day rodeo competition. On the first day of the contest, John bests the betting favorite, outlaw Cheyenne Kent, and infuriates the gang's leader, Barton, who immediately orders Kent and Aurora, a pretty Mexican cohort, to "take care of" John. When Kent and Aurora fail to intimidate John, who is now the odds-on favorite, Barton tempts him with money and "convinces" him to throw the second day of the rodeo. To Barton's displeasure, John wins the rodeo and also discovers the snake poison that Barton had planted in his saddle as revenge. Barton and his men then ride to the town bank where all of the earnings from the rodeo are being stored. Angry at being left behind, Aurora tips off John, who rides to the bank in time to break up the robbery attempt. After a furious chase, John brings down the outlaws and proposes to Marjorie. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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