There’s-a-long-long-trail / robert-mandell-with-the-romantic-strings-voices
Born to the West (1937) / Hell Town (1954)
CRIMSON-STREAKED ROMANCE HITS THE TRAIL!
It took six murdering rustlers and a girl to make a reckless rover settle down to love!
- Born to the West (1937) movie went to Public Domain due to a studio screw up which resulted in several versions of the movie of various edits and quality. Re-titled and re-edited, it was re-released on 1954 as “Hell Town“.
- On its first reissue, the company added random stock footage of cattle drives, chases, and stampedes to bring the running time to over an hour.
- Due to a studio clerical error, Alan Ladd was credited for an appearance in Hell Town. He does not, in fact, appear in it. By the time it was re-released, Ladd had become a prominent and popular player, so his name was prominently displayed, often receiving equal billing right along with John Wayne, not only on all the re-titled advertising material, but also in most television program schedules once telecasts began. Amazing.
MFW: Incredibly, there is still media on the Internet claiming that Alan Ladd is in this film.
Born to the West (1937)
John Wayne Filmography cont. Born to the West / Hell Town / Part 2