The Westerner (1934)

60 mins | Western | 10 December 1934

Director:

David Selman

Writer:

Harold Shumate

Cinematographer:

George Meehan

Editor:

Ray Snyder

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
Full page view
HISTORY

Working titles for this film were Fighting Westerner and Burnt Ranch . A HR production chart includes Bud Osborne and John Gibson in the cast, but, their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Modern sources include the following in the cast: Lafe McKee, Hank Bell and Merrill ... More Less

Working titles for this film were Fighting Westerner and Burnt Ranch . A HR production chart includes Bud Osborne and John Gibson in the cast, but, their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Modern sources include the following in the cast: Lafe McKee, Hank Bell and Merrill McCormack . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Sep 34
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Oct 34
p. 10.
Variety
16 Dec 36
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
STAND INS
Double for Joseph Sauers
Stand-in for Tim McCoy
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Burnt Ranch" by Walt Coburn in Street and Smith's Western Story Magazine (1 Apr 1933).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Burnt Ranch
Fighting Westerner
Release Date:
10 December 1934
Production Date:
27 September--8 October 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 December 1934
Copyright Number:
LP5156
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
438
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tim Addison and Bob Lockhart, rivals for the affections of Juanita Barnes, compete against each other in a rodeo. Tim discovers that bets are being placed on his ride of a wild horse named "Midnight," so, he double-crosses the gamblers by losing the contest. Bob's father, Senator Lockhart, exposes the situation, and Tim re-rides the horse. This time he wins, but is injured when he is thrown from the horse. Bob and Juanita become engaged, although she doubts her choice. Tim's father, Zack, is killed by Midnight, and Tim blames himself for keeping the dangerous animal. Tim buys the ranch next to Juanita's with his inheritance, and there meets an old ranch hand named Uncle Ben. Ben warns him about Juanita's foreman, Wayne Wallace, and implicates him in the murder of his former boss. Back in town, when Wallace provokes Bob to fight with Tim, Bob is badly injured, and Tim is arrested. With Ben's help, Tim escapes from jail to learn from Antoine, his father's helper, that Zack death's was not an accident. When the sheriff arrives, Tim discovers the lawman is also working with Wallace. Tim escapes again, and with his friend, Joe Allen, gets a confession from Wallace's men. Tim apprehends Wallace, Bob's name is cleared, and Tim wins Juanita's ... +


Tim Addison and Bob Lockhart, rivals for the affections of Juanita Barnes, compete against each other in a rodeo. Tim discovers that bets are being placed on his ride of a wild horse named "Midnight," so, he double-crosses the gamblers by losing the contest. Bob's father, Senator Lockhart, exposes the situation, and Tim re-rides the horse. This time he wins, but is injured when he is thrown from the horse. Bob and Juanita become engaged, although she doubts her choice. Tim's father, Zack, is killed by Midnight, and Tim blames himself for keeping the dangerous animal. Tim buys the ranch next to Juanita's with his inheritance, and there meets an old ranch hand named Uncle Ben. Ben warns him about Juanita's foreman, Wayne Wallace, and implicates him in the murder of his former boss. Back in town, when Wallace provokes Bob to fight with Tim, Bob is badly injured, and Tim is arrested. With Ben's help, Tim escapes from jail to learn from Antoine, his father's helper, that Zack death's was not an accident. When the sheriff arrives, Tim discovers the lawman is also working with Wallace. Tim escapes again, and with his friend, Joe Allen, gets a confession from Wallace's men. Tim apprehends Wallace, Bob's name is cleared, and Tim wins Juanita's love. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.