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The Cheyenne Tornado (1935)

A cowboy steps in when cattlemen try to force a sheepherder off the range.


Oliver Drake




Cast overview:
Reb Russell ... Cheyenne Kid
Victoria Vinton ... Jane Darnell
Roger Williams ... Clem
Edmund Cobb ... Pete Lang
Tina Menard ... Rita Farley
Winton Perry Winton Perry ... Jim Darnell (as Winton Parry)
Dick Botiller ... Filipe
Ed Porter ... James Farley
Rebel Rebel ... The Kid's Horse


Cattle man Darnell has been killed and the sheep men blamed. The Cheyenne Kid arrives and joins up with the Darnell's who are trying to drive the sheep men off the range. But he soon comes to believe the sheep men are innocent and it's not long before the real murderer is revealed and the Kid goes into action. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

December 1935 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. See more »


Reb and His Pal Rebel
Written by Smiley Burnette
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Surprisingly good, though flawed
14 June 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Great supporting cast, including Hank Bell as a sheriff, though as usual uncredited, and Tina Menard as a Mexican spitfire overcome the stock footage at the beginning and the star's fairly inept acting.

Tina Menard was a real Mexican, and it's good to see her role properly filled, rather than by a Gringa with a fake accent.

Reb Russell, the nominal star, had many great qualities: He was athletic, a good cowboy, but maybe he could have given a better performance with a better director.

William A. O'Connor has 10 credits as director, and many, many more as assistant or second-unit director. He was quite inventive and creative with camera placement but not so much with his star.

Oliver Drake has written a good story, and, except for Reb, it is very well presented here.

By the way, even if not very believable as a cowboy star, Reb Russell is likable and it's too bad he wasn't given training and support. He could have become a bigger name.

There is a fairly good print of "The Cheyenne Tornado" at YouTube and I do recommend your giving it a try.

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