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Born to Be Wild

Directed by Joseph Kane
1938    66m    Not Rated
Action, Drama, Comedy,
5.7
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.
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Cast of Born to Be Wild
  • Ralph ByrdSteve Hackett
  • Doris WestonMary Stevens
  • Ward BondBill Purvis
  • Robert Emmett KeaneJ. Stearns Davis
  • Ben HewlettWilson
  • Charles WilliamsCompany Spotter
  • Davison ClarkStranger
  • Byron FoulgerHusband
  • George AndersonMayor
  • Edwin StanleyRandolph
  • Ben Hendricks Jr.Deputy
  • Sterlita PeluffoManuela
  • Lew KellyReilly, Diner Counterman
  • Harrison GreeneJ. Carroll Malloy
  • George MagrillHank
  • Anna DemetrioCristobella
  • Stooge the DogButch
  • Sam AppelMexican Waiter (uncredited)
  • Stanley BlystoneHenchman (uncredited)
  • Al BridgeKennedy - Trucker in Cafe (uncredited)
  • George ClevelandStevens (uncredited)
  • Frank DarienFarmer (uncredited)
  • Eduardo DurantMexican Band Leader (uncredited)
  • Robert FiskeMan (uncredited)
  • James FlavinStriker (uncredited)
  • Harry HarveyWilson's Depot Henchman (uncredited)
  • Oscar 'Dutch' HendrianThug (uncredited)
  • Jack HendricksTownsman (uncredited)
  • Reed HowesGas Station Attendant (uncredited)
  • Tiny JonesFarmer's Wife (uncredited)
  • Ethan LaidlawHenchman (uncredited)
  • Edna LawrenceWoman (uncredited)
  • Chris-Pin MartinGarcia (uncredited)
  • Pat McKeeThug (uncredited)
  • Dave O'BrienTrucker (uncredited)
  • Frank O'ConnorJim (uncredited)
  • Jack RockwellTownsman (uncredited)
  • Carlos RuffinoMexican Band Musician (uncredited)
  • Max WagnerJake - Trucker in Cafe (uncredited)
  • Nellie WalkerWoman (uncredited)
  • Dan WhiteStriker (uncredited)
  • Maston WilliamsMasher in Diner (uncredited)

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