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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.
Riders of Destiny -- The water rights are controlled by Kincade and he charges outrageous rates. An agent for the government wants to make water more accessible and he makes a plan with the ranchers to make it happen.


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Release Date:
10 October 1933 (USA) See more »
A Great Western Star in a WHIRLWIND of ACTION! (1947 poster) See more »
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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Remarkably good, one of directors' best, great cast See more (22 total) »


  (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)
Wally Howe ... Rancher (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) (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. .... sound recordist (as John A. Stransky Jr.)
Glenn Rominger .... sound recordist (uncredited)
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
Crew verified as complete

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53 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)
South Korea:12 | UK:U | UK:U (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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John Wayne could not sing. The songs were dubbed by the son of director Robert N. Bradbury.See more »
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 »
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 »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Remarkably good, one of directors' best, great cast, 17 August 1999
Author: Michael Morrison from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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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