Big Calibre (1935)

Big Calibre




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Directed by his father, Robert North Bradbury, Bob Steele's third Western for independent producer A.W. Hackel remains one of the most bizarre and evocative B-Westerns of the 1930s. Written by set designer/supporting actor Perry Murdock, The Big Calibre is really a horror movie masquerading as a Western, complete with a mad, disfigured scientist who kills by employing vials of poison gas. Steele's onscreen father (Frank Brownlee) becomes the Mad Doc's first victim and the sheriff's investigation … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
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Written By: Perry Murdock
Supreme Pictures


as Bob O'Neill

as June Bowers

as Rusty Hicks

as Jim Bowers

as Sheriff of Gladstone

as Jack Bentley

as dance caller
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A chemist in the old West kills with vials of poison gas; when discovered, he relocates to another town and disguises himself as a bucktoothed hunchback until the hero tracks him down. A decidedly odd little B-western with vaudeville routines interspersed throughout; not for all tastes, obviously, but an interesting curiosity.

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