The Lawless Frontier (1934)

55-59 mins | Western | 22 November 1934

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HISTORY

Modern sources list Lloyd Whitlock, Eddie Parker , Artie Ortego and Herman Hack as additional cast ... More Less

Modern sources list Lloyd Whitlock, Eddie Parker , Artie Ortego and Herman Hack as additional cast members. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Jan 35
p. 22.
Motion Picture Herald
2 Feb 35
p. 58.
Variety
22 Jan 35
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Paul Malvern Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 January 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5243
Physical Properties:
Sound
Balsley & Phillips Recording System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55-59
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Zanti, a wanted outlaw, plots to kill a rancher named Dusty in order to steal his land and his daughter Ruby. Dusty outsmarts Zanti, however, by hiding Ruby on a pack mule and smuggling her safely past the outlaw. While they are pursued by Zanti, Ruby and Dusty meet John Tobin, who is returning to his home town after an eight-year absence. John, who is hunting Zanti for murdering his parents, saves Ruby from drowning as she and Dusty try to cross the river. The group returns to the ranch accompanied by the sheriff, who arrests Zanti. The outlaw escapes, however, and stabs Dusty with John's knife. The sheriff arrests John, but Dusty recovers and frees John, who then pursues Zanti. At the end of a long chase across the desert, Zanti stops to drink from a poison water well and dies. While Dusty discovers that the sheriff is involved with Zanti's gang, Ruby goes riding and is captured by the gang. Once again John saves her and, with Dusty's help, captures Zanti's gang by trapping them in an old mine tunnel. John marries Ruby and takes over as the new ... +


Zanti, a wanted outlaw, plots to kill a rancher named Dusty in order to steal his land and his daughter Ruby. Dusty outsmarts Zanti, however, by hiding Ruby on a pack mule and smuggling her safely past the outlaw. While they are pursued by Zanti, Ruby and Dusty meet John Tobin, who is returning to his home town after an eight-year absence. John, who is hunting Zanti for murdering his parents, saves Ruby from drowning as she and Dusty try to cross the river. The group returns to the ranch accompanied by the sheriff, who arrests Zanti. The outlaw escapes, however, and stabs Dusty with John's knife. The sheriff arrests John, but Dusty recovers and frees John, who then pursues Zanti. At the end of a long chase across the desert, Zanti stops to drink from a poison water well and dies. While Dusty discovers that the sheriff is involved with Zanti's gang, Ruby goes riding and is captured by the gang. Once again John saves her and, with Dusty's help, captures Zanti's gang by trapping them in an old mine tunnel. John marries Ruby and takes over as the new sheriff. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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