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Born to Battle


Good-natured troublemaker "Cyclone" Tom Saunders (Tom Tyler) is hired by a ranchers' association manager to investigate recent cattle rustling at one of their ranches and to see if a pair of nesters have anything to do with it. After discovering the nesters, pretty Betty Powell (Jean Carmen) and her rickety old father (Earl Dwire), are incapable of rustling, Tom instead turns his attention to the huge, swaggering bully of a foreman, Nate Lenox (Richard Alexander).

This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest post-WWII telecasts took place in Los Angeles Saturday 19 February 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Wednesday 30 November 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in New York City Tuesday 19 December 1950 on WATV (Channel 13).

Born to Battle is a 1935 American Western (genre) produced by Bernard B. Ray and Harry S. Webb and directed by Webb for Reliable Pictures.


"Cyclone" Tom Saunders, a free-spirited cowboy, is hired by a ranchers' association to look into a series of cattle thefts, for which they suspect a pair of "nesters". When Saunders discovers that the nesters are an old man and his pretty young daughter and could not be the rustlers, he begins to suspect that Nate Lenox, a bullying ranch foreman, might have something to do with it.


  • Tom Tyler as "Cyclone" Tom Saunders
  • Jean Carmen as Betty Powell
  • Earl Dwire as George Powell
  • Julian Rivero as Pablo Carranza
  • Nelson McDowell as Lem "Blinky" Holt
  • William Desmond (actor) as John Brownell
  • Richard Alexander (actor) as Nate Lenox
  • Charles King (actor) as Jim Larmer
  • Ralph Lewis (actor) as Justice Hiram McClump
  • Ben Corbett as Deputy

Category:1935 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s Western (genre) films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:American Western (genre) films

Bernard B. Ray

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