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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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Hayes to Wayne, "Tell her you like her biscuits". See more (21 total) »

Cast

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

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber (1985) (as William Barber)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry L. Fraser .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... recordist (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: The stagecoach drivers are robbed by Faye Denton in light-coloured clothing and hat. Yet later on they pursue Saunders as the hold-up man despite the facts that his clothing is all dark-coloured, he is taller and he is wearing a completely different hat.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 Hooray for Hollywood (1975)See more »
Soundtrack:
Song of the WildSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hayes to Wayne, "Tell her you like her biscuits"., 26 November 2007
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

Forget the lame opening of Singin' Sandy (Wayne) warbling a tune that sounds about as much like Wayne's singing voice as mine does. This is still a solid Lone Star programmer. There's not a lot of hard riding or fast shooting, but there is a strong story-line, along with that stellar cast of Lone Star regulars-- George Hayes (before Gabby), Yakima Canutt, Earl Dwire, and Forrest Taylor, excellent as the head bad guy.

I expect the plot really resonated with Dust Bowl audiences of the time. Bad guy Taylor wants to use water rights to buy up all the little farmers in the valley. The effects of water returning to the valley are quite well done for a programmer. Also the crowd scenes look like real farmers, while the 30 seconds of the plain-faced frontier woman appealing to the crowd should be studied by A-grade Westerns.

Wayne is quite engaging as the good guy, looking every inch the part. Also, look for Al (Fuzzy) St. John, sans whiskers, as one of the bad guys, no less. One complaint-- there are two really tumbling trip-wire scenes that send the poor horses head over hoofs. I hope they survived. That was one real problem with these 30's Westerns. Anyway, it's still an entertaining 60 minutes for fans of Wayne and Lone Star.

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