The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.



  • John Wayne and Jack Rockwell in The Lawless Frontier (1934)
  • Earl Dwire in The Lawless Frontier (1934)
  • John Wayne and Jack Rockwell in The Lawless Frontier (1934)
  • John Wayne in The Lawless Frontier (1934)
  • George 'Gabby' Hayes in The Lawless Frontier (1934)
  • John Wayne and Sheila Terry in The Lawless Frontier (1934)

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Robert N. Bradbury


Robert N. Bradbury (story and screen play)

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6 November 1999 | TEXICAN-2
John's parents are killed by a renegade bandit, played to the hilt by perennial bad guy, Earl Dwire. Dwire injures Hayes, who joins with John to bring him and his gang to justice.

The local sheriff, Jack Rockwell, is convinced that John's one of the gang, and when Hayes is shot, arrests John for the shooting.

There are the usual chases, gun battles, and fights that hallmark these "B" Westerns. There is one extended walking scene where you can see the Duke perfecting his special walk that became a trademark.

An excellent stunt has John riding a log down a large drainage ditch. Pretty amazing, and not without danger to the actor.

Beware though, the DVD copy looks as if they took the print from an Extended Play (EP) VHS copy. Very disappointing, but, a classic from John Wayne.

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