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West of the Divide(1934)

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Although Dave Stoner is credited as the sound recorder on the film, all reviews and the copyright submission list John A. Stransky, Jr. as the recordist. The onscreen credits incorrectly list Lloyd Whitlock's first name as Loyd. According to modern sources, Yakima Canutt doubled for Wayne on this production, and Oliver Drake, a prolific Western movie writer and director, contributed to the film's story. This film bears a fleeting resemblance to Drake's When the Law Rides, a 1928 FBO Pictures production starring Tom Tyler (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.6253). Modern sources also contend that West of the Divide is a remake of the 1932 Willis Kent film Reckless Rider, which Drake reportedly wrote. Modern sources add Tex Palmer, Artie Ortego, Horace B. Carpenter, Hal Price and Archie Ricks to the cast.