Big Calibre

Big Calibre is a 1935 American Western film produced by Supreme Pictures and directed by Robert N. Bradbury.[1] It premiered on March 8, 1935.[1] The film features Bob Steele as Bob O'Neill, a stockgrower who, seeking vengeance for his murdered father, goes after the murderer, crazed scientist Otto Zenz (Bill Quinn).

Big Calibre
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Directed byRobert N. Bradbury
Screenplay byRobert N. Bradbury
Story byPerry Murdock
StarringBob Steele
CinematographyWilliam Hyer
Edited byS. Roy Luby
Supreme Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 1935 (1935-03-08)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States


Rancher Bob O'Neill's father is gassed to death by lunatic Otto Zenz. In a bid to avenge his father, Bob tracks the scientist down, and they eventually have a showdown in the dry plains.[2]


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  • Bob Steele as Bob O'Neill
  • Peggy Campbell as June Bowers
  • Forrest Taylor as Banker Bentley
  • John Elliott as Rusty Hicks
  • Georgia O'Dell as Arabella
  • William Quinn as Otto Zenz, aka Gadski (credited as Bill Quinn)
  • Earl Dwire as Sheriff of Gladstone
  • Frank Ball as Jim Bowers
  • Si Jenks as Square Dance Caller (credited as Cy Jenks)
  • Chris Allen as Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Silver Tip Baker as Barfly / Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Barney Beasley as Barfly (uncredited)
  • Frank Brownlee as Mr. Neal (uncredited)
  • Dick Dickinson as Mail Guard (uncredited)
  • Fern Emmett as Woman at Dance (uncredited)
  • Jack Evans as Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Herman Hack as Deputy Buck (uncredited)
  • Otto Hoffman as Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Jack Jones as Cowboy Who Shoots June off Horse (uncredited)
  • William McCall as Sheriff #1 (uncredited)
  • Frank McCarroll as Jim (uncredited)
  • Art Mix as Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Perry Murdock as Deputy (uncredited)
  • Fred Parker as Sheriff's Visitor (uncredited)
  • James Sheridan as Barfly / Man at Dance (uncredited)
  • Arthur Thalasso as Arthur Thalasso
  • Blackie Whiteford as Man at Dance (uncredited)


Film critic Bob Magers considers Big Calibre to be one of Steele's finer films.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Green, Paul (2009). Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns: Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television, and Games. McFarland. p. 32. ISBN 9780786458004.
  2. ^ a b Magers, Bob. "B-Western Movie Reviews, Vol. 1". Retrieved May 9, 2013.

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