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.
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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 McCormack . ...

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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 .

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Sep 1934
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
1 Oct 1934
p. 10
Variety
16 Dec 1936
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).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Burnt Ranch
Fighting Westerner
Release Date:
10 December 1934
Production Date:
27 Sep--8 Oct 1934
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
10 December 1934
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
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 ...

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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.

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