Breed of the West

Breed of the West is a 1930 American western film directed by Alan James, starring Hal Taliaferro, Virginia Brown Faire, and Buzz Barton.

Breed of the West
Poster of the film
Directed byAlan James
Screenplay byAlan James
Story byAlan James
Henry Taylor
StarringHal Taliaferro
Virginia Brown Faire
Buzz Barton
CinematographyWilliam Nobles
Edited byEthel Davey
National Players
Big 4 Film Corp.[1]
Distributed byBig 4 Film Corp.
Release date
  • November 12, 1930 (1930-11-12) (US)[2]
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States


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.



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.[1] The picture was originally scheduled to be released on October 6.[3] In early October the release date got pushed back to October 30,[4] and finally pushed back again to November 12,[5] which was the actual release date.[2]


  1. "Big 4 Begins Work on "Breed of the West"". Exhibitors Herald. September 20, 1930. p. 43. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  2. "Breed of the West". American Film Institute. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  3. "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. September 27, 1930. p. 68. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  4. "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. October 18, 1930. p. 89. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  5. "Complete Release Chart". Motion Picture News. October 25, 1930. p. 101. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
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