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Born to Be Wild (1938)

NR 02/16/1938 (US) ActionDrama 1h 6m
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GANGLAND RIDES the HIGHWAY! (original poster)

Overview

Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company vice-president, surprisingly asks them to carry a load of merchandise to Arrowhead and offers a $1000 bonus. He tells them it is a load of lettuce. Several miles out of Los Angelese, they are stopped by a mob of lettuce-farm workers on strike. When the first crate is tossed off the truck, it explodes and the two pals learn their merchandise is a cargo of dynamite. The workers let them proceed and they crash into a car driven by Mary Stevens, whom they had met at a restaurant. She and her dog, "Butch" (played by a Credited dog named Stooge), join them and they deliver their cargo, and learn unscrupulous real-estate operators have jammed the locks on the dam in order to ruin the ranchers and farmers and take over their property.

  1. Joseph Kane

    Director

  2. Nathanael West

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Byrd

    Ralph Byrd

    Steve Hackett

  2. Doris Weston

    Doris Weston

    Mary Stevens

  3. Ward Bond

    Ward Bond

    Bill Purvis

  4. Robert Emmett Keane

    Robert Emmett Keane

    J. Stearns Davis

  5. Ben Hewlett

    Wilson

  6. Charles Williams

    Company Spotter

  7. Davison Clark

    Davison Clark

    Stranger

  8. Byron Foulger

    Byron Foulger

    Husband

  9. George Anderson

    Mayor

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Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild

Status Released

Original Language English

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