"The King of B-Westerns & Serials...VCI Entertainment ~ The
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 03/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VCI Entertainment and Tiffany Pictures present "The Nevada Buckaroo" (1931) (Dolby
digitally remastered)...relive those thrilling days from the early '30s and '40s
when Bob Steele took us down the dusty trails and the plains to exciting
adventures....some of the best B-Westerns ever to grace the Saturday Matinee
Screen...just remember double thrills, chills, mystery and suspense...hitting the bull's eye
with excitement...don't miss any of the Bob Steele features loaded with action that will leave
you wanting more of his B-Western adventures
Under director John P. McCarthy, producer Trem Carr, original story and adaptation by Wellyn.Totman...the cast include Bob Steele (Buck Hurley, known as The Nevada Kid), Dorothy Dix (JoAnn Clinton), Edward Brady (Slade), George 'Gabby' Hayes (Cherokee), Tina Menard (Rosita), Merrill McCormick (Gyp/henchman), Glen Cavender (Sheriff Hank), Billy Engle (Elmer, who stutters), Artie Ortego (Alex/stage driver), John Elliott (Brennan ), Perry Murdock (Lynch mob member). . . . . . . . .our story opens in Rattlesnake Gulch with George Hayes forging a petition to have the Governor release our hero Bob Steele who was a member of Gabby's gang...now with his freedom the kid wants to go straight and break away from his good friend Hayes...Steele is hoping against all hopes that Gabby will see the error of his ways and settle down and give up his outlaw ways...Gabby as always is a scene stealer and "Nevada Buckaroo" is where he shines as a dramatic actor...stage is held up by Hayes old gang and Steele is blamed, the heroine Dorothy Dix believes him innocent...Steele must get to the bottom of this by tracking and finding the gang...can our hero accomplish all of this in the last reel...don't touch that dial you're about to find out...this was the last appearance by Bob Steele with Tiffany Studios, from there he and Trem Carr the producer went that away to make history in future oaters.. . . . . . . . B-Western footnote, actor George Francis Hayes, also known as Windy Halliday in the Hopalong Cassidy series...later Hayes changed his name to "Gabby" appearing with John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Randolph Scott as their sidekick...one of the few sidekicks on the annual list of "Top Ten Western Boxoffice Stars", he did so repeatedly...Hayes had many catch phrases "Yer durn tootin' "..."Young Whippersnapper"..."Jumpin' Jehosophat"..."Persnickety Women"..."By Cracky"...inducted into the "Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum" in 2000. . . . . another great B-Western for Bob Steele under the Tiffany Picture banner, proves to be one of his most exciting performances.
Special footnote, actor Bob Steele was the son of director Robert N. Bradbury and the age of 14 he and his twin brother Bill Bradbury made a series of comedy shorts "Adventures of Bob and Bill" (1920), directed by their father...along came his first starring western "The Mojave Kid" (1927), released by Film Booking Office of America (FBO) and directed by his father, he changed his name to Bob Steele...making low budget B-Westerns for independent studios such as Republic, Supreme, Monogram and PRC which included nearly 200 feature films, serials and TV appearances...was in his twilight years at the age 59 when he got the part of the cantankerous "Trooper Duffy", in the western comedy series "F Troop" (1965), who at the drop of a hat would give his rendition of fighting "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo"...Steele retired from the screen in 1973...his long career, spanning more than 50 years came to an end in 1988 when he passed away.
1. Bob Steele (Robert Adrian Bradbury)
Birth Date: 1/23/1907 - Pendleton, Oregon
Died: 12/21/1988 - Burbank, CA.
2. George "Gabby" Hayes (aka: George Francis Hayes)
Birth Date: 5/07/1885 - Wellsville, New York
Died: 2/09/1969 - Burbank, CA
If you crave action, drama and plenty of adventure check out other western double features with Bob Steele:
BOB STEELE WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURES:
1. Vol. 1 - Tombstone Terror/Lightnin' Crandall (VCI #7212) (DVD)
2. Vol. 2 - The Brand of Hate/Trusted Outlaw (VCI #7252) (DVD)
3. Vol. 3 - The Arizona Gunfighter/Last of the Warrens (VCI #7261) (DVD)
4. Vol. 4 - Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin'/The Feud Maker (VCI #7275) (DVD)
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Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing "The Nevada Buckaroo" (1931), the
digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...looking forward to more
high quality releases from the vintage serial era of the '20s, '30s & '40s and
B-Westerns...order your copy now from Amazon or VCI Entertainment where there
are plenty of copies available on DVD and VHS, stay tuned once again for top
notch action mixed with deadly adventure from the "King of Serials" VCI...just
the way we like 'em
Total Time: 59 min on DVD/VHS ~ VCI Entertainment #1318 ~ (11/19/1997)"