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The Big Stampede (1932)

Passed | | Western | 8 October 1932 (USA)
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
Henchman Arizona
Mae Madison ...
Ginger Malloy
Luis Alberni ...
Sonora Joe
Sherwood Bailey ...
Pat Malloy
Cal Brett
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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

8 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Estirada  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The horse known as "DUKE" appeared in six films with John Wayne - The Big Stampede (1932); Haunted Gold (1932); Ride Him, Cowboy! (1932); The Telegraph Trail (1932); The Man from Monterey (1933); Somewhere in Sonora (1933). See more »


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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Remade as Land Beyond the Law (1937) See more »

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Artful Horsemanship
5 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The person of the 25 year old John Wayne is beginning to merge with the western genre film. He is developing a following by this with convincing fist fights. He is a household name churning out 10 films per year.

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