Synopsis by Hal Erickson
RKO Radio's first official 1935 release was the Zane Grey adaptation West of the Pecos. Richard Dix stars as Pecos Smith, a strong, silent Westerner suspected of cattle rustling. He spends half of the film proving his innocence, and the other half trying to deal with the tempestuous Terrell (Martha Sleeper), who has disguised herself as a boy to avoid molestation during her westward trek. The film's highlights include a Comanche attack and the climactic fistic duel between hero Pecos and villain Sawtelle (Fred Kohler). West of the Pecos was remade in 1945, with Robert Mitchum and Barbara Hale in the leading roles.
cattle, cowboy, cross-dressing, innocence, rustling, Wild-West