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Riders of Destiny (1933)

Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

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James Kincaid
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Charlie Denton (as George Hayes)
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Slip Morgan
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Sheriff Bill Baxter
Addie Foster ...
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Kincade controls the area's water supply and is about to force the ranchers into contracts at exorbitant rates. Government Agent Saunders has a plan that will open up the lost river and dry up Kincade's supply. So he gets the ranchers to insist on a clause that Kincade's land will revert to the public if he fails to deliver water. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A Great Western Star in a WHIRLWIND of ACTION! (1947 poster) See more »

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Music | Romance | Western

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10 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wasserrechte von Lost Creek  »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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(Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne could not sing. The songs were dubbed by the son of director Robert N. Bradbury. See more »

Goofs

When Saunders first appears in the film, he is carrying a guitar and singing. The guitar is not with him when he gives his horse to Faye Denton to make her escape, but he has it back when he is at the Denton's house and sings to the family. See more »

Quotes

Singin' Sandy Saunders: Howdy, folks. Could you tell me where the Sheriff is?
James Kincaid: Oh, I take charge when he isn't here. Can I do anything I can you do for you?
Singin' Sandy Saunders: Thanks, I'll wait for him.
James Kincaid: The Sheriff didn't care especially for this job - he might not come back.
Singin' Sandy Saunders: I'll take that chance. I have an idea he *will* come back.
[Singin' Sandy leaves the jailhouse]
James Kincaid: I don't like the way that fellow talks. We'll watch him.
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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) See more »

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A Cowboy's Song of Fate
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Composer unknown
Performed by John Wayne
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Remarkably good, one of directors' best, great cast
17 August 1999 | by (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie is surprisingly good. Director Robert North Bradbury, actor Bob Steele's father, did some of his best work here.

There is an attention to detail in this film that is missing from too many B Westerns.

The cast is top flight, with John Wayne, even this early, showing that personality that led him to become the single most popular movie star in the history of Hollywood. (Yes, even today there is no single star who has sold as many tickets.)

Al St. John, later known as "Fuzzy," plays a different kind of role, but still shows himself the champion scene stealer.

Cecilia Parker was a doll, cute, perky, with animated features that should have led her into more fame.

The stunt work shows the hand of that master, Yakima Canutt, who is also cast in a minor part.

All in all, this movie is about as much fun as any one film can be; it is more than worth watching: it is worth watching again.


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