The Taming of the West (1939)


Bill Saunders arriving in a lawless town is quickly made Marshal. But when he arrests the gang members, the victims refuse to testify. However one rancher is willing to testify and when the gang kills him, Bill jails the killers. This causes the gang leader Rawhide to reveal the identity of the big boss and Bill goes after him.

Director: Norman Deming.
Writers: Charles F. Royal (as Charles Francis Royal), Robert Lee Johnson, Robert Lee Johnson (story).
Stars: Bill Elliott, Iris Meredith, Dick Curtis, Dub Taylor, James Craig, Stanley Brown, Ethan Allen, Kenneth MacDonald, Stanley Brown, Victor Wong, Charles King.



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  1. January 16, 2021

    Minor point but the title is: TAMING OF THE WEST. no “The”.

  2. Ralph Bradley
    February 28, 2023

    Like other Wild Bill Elliott westerns the script and production values here are well above average. Wild Bill has an interesting on-screen character in that he is not the typical hero. He is reluctant to become involved in preventing disorder – at least initially despite his capabilities – and often passes remarks that upset those who would otherwise warm to him.

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