Yellow Dust

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"The lust for gold brought out the worst in men, when Bob Culpepper ranged the red Sierras to strike pay dirt and love."
  • Passed
  • 1936
  • 1 hr 9 min
  • 5.6  (200)

Yellow Dust is a 1936 Western adventure film directed by Wallace Fox and features Richard Dix, Leila Hyams, and Moroni Olsen in lead roles. The film follows a cowboy named Tom (Richard Dix) who sets out on a mission to track down the bandit who killed his father and stole his cattle. Tom has to cross the treacherous Yellow Dust Desert and confront numerous obstacles to reach his goal.

The film begins with Tom arriving at his family's cattle ranch and discovering that his father has been murdered, and his cattle have been stolen. He learns that a notorious bandit named LaRue (played by Noah Beery Jr.) has been robbing and killing cattle owners in the area. Tom vows to seek revenge and catch LaRue. He sets out on his journey with only his horse and a few supplies.

Tom soon realizes that catching LaRue won't be easy. He has to cross the Yellow Dust Desert, a barren, unforgiving land that's home to many dangers. Tom is forced to face scorching heat, sandstorms, and dehydration. Along the way, he meets an old prospector named Jackson (Moroni Olsen), who is also on a quest to find LaRue. Jackson is a grizzled, tough man who has been living in the desert for years. He agrees to help Tom on his mission and shares his survival skills with him.

On their journey, Tom and Jackson encounter various obstacles, including hostile Native Americans, treacherous quicksand, and dangerous wildlife. They manage to overcome these challenges with their wits and determination. They also meet a beautiful woman named Molly (Leila Hyams), who is traveling to her father's ranch. Molly joins Tom and Jackson on their journey, and they form a close bond.

As they make their way through the desert, Tom and his companions get closer to LaRue's hideout. They finally reach the bandit's lair and engage in a fierce gunfight. The finale of the movie is a thrilling showdown between Tom and LaRue, where Tom faces his biggest test yet. Will Tom be able to avenge his father's death and retrieve his cattle? You'll have to watch the movie to find out.

Yellow Dust is a classic Western adventure film that delivers on all fronts. The performances by the lead actors are outstanding, with Richard Dix delivering a solid performance as the tough, determined cowboy, Tom. Leila Hyams and Moroni Olsen also do justice to their roles, adding depth and substance to their characters.

The cinematography and direction are excellent, with the Yellow Dust Desert providing a stunning backdrop for the movie. The film's action sequences are well-choreographed and keep the audience engaged throughout. The movie's score by composer Albert Glasser is also worth mentioning, providing an appropriate, rousing soundtrack for the Western tale.

Overall, Yellow Dust is a must-watch for fans of classic Westerns. It's a well-made, thrilling adventure movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie's themes of vengeance, survival, and perseverance are timeless and will resonate with viewers today. If you're in the mood for an exciting Western with strong characters and a gripping story, Yellow Dust is the perfect choice.

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    1 hr 9 min
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    5.6  (200)