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Riders of Destiny (1933)

Passed  -  Music | Romance | Western  -  10 October 1933 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Cecilia Parker ...
Fay Denton
Forrest Taylor ...
James Kincaid
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Charlie Denton (as George Hayes)
Al St. John ...
Henchman Bert
Heinie Conklin ...
Henchman Elmer
Yakima Canutt ...
Henchman
Earl Dwire ...
Slip Morgan
Lafe McKee ...
Sheriff Bill Baxter
Addie Foster ...
Mrs. Mason
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Storyline

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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Goofs

At 50 minutes, as Singin'Sandy chases the evil Kincaid, a modern power line/telephone pole, double poled high tension line, and even a radio tower can be clearly seen in the background. The power pole is to modern to even try to pass itself off as a telegraph pole, as does the one which can be seen by the side of the road behind Sandy as he gallops past. 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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The Duke Sings In His First Lone Star Production
17 December 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

An evil land baron is holding up water to a group of ranchers in order to try and take their properties for pennies on the dollar. Along comes Singin' Sandy Saunders (John Wayne), who saves the day for Gabby Hayes and his daughter by going undercover as the villain's newest gunman.

The first of sixteen films Wayne made for Lone Star/ Monogram Pictures, this tries to cast him as a singing cowboy, only with an obviously lip-synced voice. The title card prominently features his character as "Singin' Sandy" leading one to believe that this was meant to be the first in a proposed series!

Yes it's ridiculous, but also a lot of fun to see Wayne singing songs and shooting guns, especially when he does a little ditty before shooting it out with gunman Earl Dwire.

Riders Of Destiny features a rare villainous role for for Al "Fuzzy" St. John, who clowns around as much with the bad guys as he did playing a heroic sidekick, riding alongside Buster Crabbe and Lash LaRue.


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