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Riders of Destiny -- Badguy 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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10 October 1933 (USA) See more »
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A Great Western Star in a WHIRLWIND of ACTION! (1947 poster) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Singin' Sandy Saunders
Cecilia Parker ... Fay Denton
Forrest Taylor ... James Kincaid

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Silver Tip Baker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Rancher (uncredited)
William Dyer ... Rancher (uncredited)
Anne Howard ... Bather's Wife (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Bather (uncredited)
Bert Lindley ... Rancher (uncredited)
Herman Nowlin ... Guard at Dam (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Hal Price ... Townsman Recognizing Sandy (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury 
 
Writing credits
Robert N. Bradbury (story by) (as R.N. Bradbury)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber (1985) (as William Barber)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry L. Fraser .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... recorded by (as John A. Stransky Jr.)
Glenn Rominger .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Billy Barber .... orchestrator (1985 re-release) (as William Barber)
Bill Bradbury .... singing voice: John Wayne (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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53 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)
Certification:
South Korea:12 | UK:U | UK:U (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Song of the WildSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Duke Sings In His First Lone Star Production, 17 December 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

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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