West of the Rockies (1931)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It is difficult to explain why the fly-by-night distribution firm of Road Show Pictures dragged the silent sagebrusher West of the Rockies off the shelf in 1931, three years into the talkie era. Outfitted with an unconvincing beard, Ben Lyon is cast as frontier scout Kit Carson, leading a wagon train through Indian country. Heroine Marie Prevost is in love with Carson, but he prefers to spend his time with Gladys Johnston. An Indian attack and buffalo stampede, obviously lifted from another picture, have been arbitrarily inserted in the narrative. The only other recognizable actors in the picture were Russell Simpson and Anders Randolph.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, love, love-triangle, Native-American, outlaw [Western], romance, settler, wagon, wagon-train