The Hard Hombre

The Hard Hombre is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film directed by Otto Brower and starring rodeo champion Hoot Gibson. The film follows a simpleton rancher who is mistaken for a notorious outlaw known as The Hard Hombre.

The Hard Hombre
G. Raymond Nye in the film
Directed byOtto Brower
Produced byM. H. Hoffman Jr.
Written byJack Natteford
Story byJack Natteford
StarringHoot Gibson
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byMildred Johnston
Release date
  • September 20, 1931 (1931-09-20)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States



Principal photography for The Hard Hombre began on July 14, 1931, where the opening scenes were filmed at Vasquez Rocks in Angeles National Forest.[1] It is one of the first films to be filmed in part at the popular rock formation.[2]


  1. "The Hard Hombre (1931) – Notes". American Film Institute. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  2. "Vasquez Rocks". Bonanza: Scenery of the Ponderosa. 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
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