The Big Stampede (1932)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  8 October 1932 (USA)
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Deputy Sheriff John Steele recruits bandit Sonora Joe to help him find out who's been bumping off all the local lawmen and rustling the cattle.



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Complete credited cast:
Sam Crew
Paul Hurst ...
Henchman Arizona
Mae Madison ...
Ginger Malloy
Luis Alberni ...
Sonora Joe
Sherwood Bailey ...
Pat Malloy
Lafe McKee ...
Cal Brett
Joseph W. Girard ...
Major Parker (as Joseph Girard)
Duke ...
Duke' - John's Horse


Both Sam Crew and his gang and Sonora Joe and his men are rustlers after a cattle herd just arriving. John Steele, sent by the Governor, is out to stop them. Greatly outnumbered, Steele's plan is to deputize Sonora and his men to fight the Crew gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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8 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Estirada  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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Sonora Joe: [Entering a saloon with his vaqueros] Why all this silence? Is this a saloon or somebody she's dead?
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"Who da devil are you?"
22 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Marshal John Steele (John Wayne) teams up with Mexican outlaw Sonora Joe (Luis Alberni) to take on villainous Sam Crew (Noah Beery). Paul Hurst plays one of Beery's henchmen. I'm used to seeing him in gangster pictures and other urban movies like that. He does fine here though. John Wayne made six of these B westerns for Leon Schlesinger that were distributed by Warner Bros. He appears with talented stunt horse Duke in each one. They're all watchable but nothing special. This is one of the better ones, thanks in large part to Noah Beery as the heavy. Luis Alberni is also lots of fun as the flamboyant Sonora Joe, even if he is Mexican by way of Madrid.

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