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The Man from Monterey (1933)

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.



(screenplay) (as Lesley Mason)

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Complete credited cast:
Duke ...
Duke, John's Horse
Ruth Hall ...
Dolores Castanares
Luis Alberni ...
Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca
Don Luis Gonzales
Anita Garcia (as Nena Quartero)
Don Pablo Gonzales
Don Jose Castanares
Jake Morgan (as Charles Whitaker)


In old California Captain John Holmes must convince landowner Don Jose Cantares to register his land or face having it become public domain. Don Luis Gonzales, with rather selfish motives, is trying to convince him to do otherwise. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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He'll out-fight or out-shoot the toughest hombre of the plains! See more »




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Release Date:

15 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann Von Monterey  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Man From Monterey was the last of John Wayne's "B"-westerns for Warner Bros. See more »


Captain John Holmes: You know, Felipe, there's something suspicious about all this.
Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca: Senor, we shall consult the cards. They never fail. Ah, they never fail.
Captain John Holmes: Aw, stick those cards in your...
Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca: SENOR!
Captain John Holmes: ...in your pocket. Come on.
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Remake of The Canyon of Adventure (1928) See more »


Olvida Me (Forget Me Not)
Composer unknown
Sung in Spanish by Donald Reed
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A silly but very entertaining early John Wayne vehicle
23 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK - This is obviously not a great film by any stretch of the imagination but in its own silly way, it's a tremendously entertaining one. It reminds me of an early film operetta (like the original RIO RITA) except without the songs. The acting and script are, for the most part, pretty bad but that's part of the charm. John Wayne's performances certainly improved in later years but he was at his most handsome here--oozing sex appeal. And Luis Alberni has to be one of the great unsung character actors in Hollywood history. He is genuinely funny in this film---almost equaling his hilarious performance in THE GREAT GARRICK. The production values are surprisingly good for such a low budget effort, the print shown on TCM (which I assume is the same as the Warner DVD)is pristine and the plot moves like lightning. Give it a shot--you might have fun.

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