The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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“The Lawless Frontier” is a Western film released in 1934 and directed by R. N. Bradbury. It features legendary Western actor John Wayne in one of his early starring roles.

The film follows John Tobin (John Wayne), a cowboy who travels to Texas to claim an inheritance left to him by his father. Upon arrival, he discovers that his inheritance is a small ranch that is being targeted by a gang of outlaws led by the notorious killer, Bess Matthews (Sheila Terry). The gang is using the ranch as a hideout to plan their next heist.

As Tobin tries to defend his ranch, he becomes embroiled in a series of conflicts with the outlaws. Along the way, he befriends a local girl named Ruby (Linda Parker) and her father (George “Gabby” Hayes), who provide him with assistance in his fight against the gang.

In the final showdown, Tobin and the outlaws engage in a fierce gunfight, which results in the death of Bess Matthews and most of her gang. Tobin emerges victorious and takes control of his ranch, with the help of Ruby and her father.

“The Lawless Frontier” is a typical Western film of its time, with themes of justice, good versus evil, and the importance of bravery and self-reliance. The film features solid performances from its cast, with John Wayne displaying his trademark toughness and grit as the heroic cowboy. It also includes thrilling action sequences and tense shootouts, making it an enjoyable watch for fans of the Western genre.

Robert N. Bradbury

Robert N. Bradbury

John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes

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