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Director  Otto Brower
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Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Cinematography  Ernest Miller
Genres  Western, Romance Film
Country  United States
Clearing the Range movie poster
Cast  Hoot Gibson (Curt 'El Capitan' Fremont), Sally Eilers (Mary Lou Moran), Hooper Atchley (Lafe Kildare), Robert Homans ('Dad' Moran), Edward Peil Sr. (Sheriff Jim), George Mendoza (Juan Conares)
Release date  April 1, 1931 (1931-04-01)
Writer  Jack Cunningham (story), Jack Natteford (screenplay)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Furious 7, Taken 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine

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Clearing the Range is a 1931 American Pre-Code Western film starring Hoot Gibson and directed by Otto Brower.

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As with many of Gibson's starring roles in westerns, he pretends to be a clueless "peaceful man" in front of his friends, but when trouble starts—in this case, his Banker brother has been murdered by his assistant—he resorts to clever trickery without being seen or suspected to undo the villain. By going underground, so to speak, his efforts are more effective in uncovering the murderer than a run-and-gun approach. Inevitably, the female lead, as in this film, looks down her nose at Gibson's public persona, but admires his "other" self's deeds of daring and courage, not realizing it's the same man. Eventually, he relies on fists and guns to finish the job he started with trickery. This unusually complex dual-identity plot device is a hallmark of many of Gibson's films, something that set him apart from many other western film heroes of the era (and afterwards) who were quick to draw their six shooter to settle disputes.

Cast

  • Hoot Gibson as Curt "El Capitan" Fremont
  • Sally Eilers as Mary Lou Moran
  • Hooper Atchley as Lafe Kildare
  • Robert Homans as "Dad" Moran
  • Edward Peil Sr. as Sheriff Jim
  • George Mendoza as Juan Conares
  • Edward Hearn as Jim Fremont
  • Maston Williams as George "Slim" Allen
  • References

    Clearing the Range Wikipedia
    Clearing the Range IMDb Clearing the Range themoviedb.org


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