The Taming of the West (1939)





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Cowboy star Bill Elliot makes his first appearance in his familiar guise of "Wild Bill" in Columbia's Taming of the West. When a gang of cattle rustlers knocks off several sheriffs in quick succession, it's up to Wild Bill to get to the bottom of things. The moment he pins on his marshal's badge, our hero is marked for extermination by head villain Rawhide (Dick Curtis). Fortunately, the usually eagle-eyed villains are lousy shots when t comes to bumping off Wild Bill, and justice prevails. Iris Meredith takes a break from Columbia's Charles Starrett series to play Elliot's leading lady, while Dub "Cannonball" Taylor provides dubious comedy relief. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Western
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Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Iris Meredith
as Pepper
Dub Taylor
as Cannonball
Dick Curtis
as Rawhide
James Craig
as Handy
Ethan Allen
as Judge Bailey
Kenneth MacDonald
as Carp Blaisdale
Victor Wong
as Cholly Wong
Don Beddoe
as Coleman (uncredited)
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Wild Bill Saunders
Charles King
as Rancher Jackson
Hank Bell
as Marshal (uncredited)
Irene Herndon
as Mary Jenkins (uncredited)
John Tyrell
as Cheated Gambler (uncredited)
Lane Chandler
as Turkey (uncredited)
George Morrell
as Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Woodward
as Henchman Shifty (uncredited)
Art Mix
as Henchman Blackie Gilbert (uncredited)
Richard Fiske
as Blake - Blacksmith (uncredited)
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