When a Man's a Man (1935)

Genres - Western  |   Release Date - Feb 15, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A frequently-filmed Harold Bell Wright novel was the source for this leisurely-paced George O'Brien western. His fortune wiped out, Easterner Larry Knight (O'Brien) heads West to start life all over again. He manages to land a job as a ranchhand, and in this capacity develops a love of horses. Larry's "Rite of passage" to full manhood is manifested in his efforts to tame and ride a champion bucking bronco. Along the way, he also gets enmeshed in a local feud over water rights. Dorothy Wilson is the well-poised heroine, while Harry Woods, as always, is the villain.

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bad-guy, bronco-buster, good-guy, go-west-young-man, greenhorn, love, ranch, ranch-hand, romance, water-rights