Breed of the West
|Breed of the West|
Poster of the film
|Directed by||Alan James|
|Screenplay by||Alan James|
|Story by||Alan James|
Virginia Brown Faire
|Edited by||Ethel Davey|
|Distributed by||Big 4 Film Corp.|
Wally Weldon works as a ranch hand on Colonel Jim Sterner's ranch, reporting in to Longrope Wheeler, the foreman, and someone who Sterner trusts implicitly. One day while out on the range, Weldon comes across Jim Bradley, a young man who Weldon learns is searching for his father. Taking pity on the youth, he brings him back to the ranch, where he knows there's an opening as a cook's helper.
One day, Bradley walks in on Longrope and the cook trying to open Sterner's safe and rob him. Bradley attempts to get away, but is shot by the cook, who then attempts to flee himself. Weldon hunts the cook down and captures him, delivering him to the local sheriff. Back at the ranch, seeing Bradley in bed, Sterner realizes that he is his long lost son.
In jail the cook admits to shooting Bradley, and also tells the sheriff that he knows that Longrope was the man who murdered a cattle association representative. Weldon rushes back to the ranch, where he finds Longrope trying once again to open the safe. Weldon overpowers him, and takes him back to the sheriff.
- Hal Taliaferro (credited Wally Wales) as Wally Weldon
- Virginia Brown Faire as Betty Sterner
- Buzz Barton as Jim Sterner
- Robert Walker as Longrope Wheeler
- Lafe McKee as Colonel Sterner
- Bobby Dunn as Shorty
- George Gerwin as The cook
- Hank Bell as Sheriff Cole
- Edmund Cobb as Tom Hardy
- Bud Osborne as Harry Barnes
- Ben Corbett as Deputy
- Frank Ellis as Deputy
- Slim Whitaker as Henchman Slim
- Art Mix as Henchman Art
- Bob Burns as Cowboy Bob
- Fred Burns as Townsman
Big 4 began casting the film in Mid-September 1930, in which Wally Wales was scheduled to star. They selected Bud Osborne and Edmund Cobb to join the cast. The picture was originally scheduled to be released on October 6. In early October the release date got pushed back to October 30, and finally pushed back again to November 12, which was the actual release date.
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- "Breed of the West". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
- "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. September 27, 1930. p. 68. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
- "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. October 18, 1930. p. 89. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
- "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. October 25, 1930. p. 101. Retrieved December 15, 2019.