Wagons Westward is a 1940 American Western film directed by Lew Landers, written by Joseph Moncure March and Harrison Jacobs, and starring Chester Morris, Anita Louise, Buck Jones, Ona Munson, George "Gabby" Hayes and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. It was released on June 19, 1940, by Republic Pictures.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lew Landers|
|Produced by||Armand Schaefer|
|Screenplay by||Joseph Moncure March|
George "Gabby" Hayes
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams
|Music by||William Lava|
|Edited by||Ernest J. Nims|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Twin brothers David and Tom Cook go their separate ways, David as a lawman, Tom as an outlaw. The latter is in league with a corrupt sheriff, McDaniels, and at odds with two members of his gang, Hardman and Marsden. The honest, upright David has few allies except for an elderly uncle, Hardtack.
Saloon singer Phyllis O'Conover is in love with Tom, even though he has gone bad. Due to a case of mistaken identities, she ends up married to his twin. Tom considers this unforgivable, even though Phyllis was sincerely in love with him, and kills her. David, meanwhile, falls in love with Phyllis's jealous older sister, Julie.
Hardman and Marsden are ultimately done away with, leading to a showdown between the twins. Tom has the drop on David and appears to be the victor until he is shot dead by their uncle.
- Chester Morris as David Cook / Tom Cook
- Anita Louise as Phyllis O'Conover
- Buck Jones as Sheriff Jim McDaniels
- Ona Munson as Julie O'Conover
- George "Gabby" Hayes as Hardtack
- Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Jake Hardman
- Douglas Fowley as Bill Marsden
- John Gallaudet as Blackie
- Virginia Brissac as Angela Cook
- Trevor Bardette as Alan Cook
- Selmer Jackson as Major Marlowe
- Charles Stevens as Pima
- Warren Hull as Young Tom Cook
- Wayne Hull as Young David Cook
- Max Waizmann as Storekeeper
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- "Wagons Westward". Afi.com. 1940-06-19. Retrieved 2015-11-03.