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Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | | Western | 15 December 1933 (USA)
Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »

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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that 'Jones', one of the outlaws he has become friends with, committed the murder that Brant was sent up for, but has no knowledge that anyone was ever put in jail for his crime. Willing to forgive and forget, Brant doesn't realize that 'Jones' has not only fallen for the same pretty shopgirl Brant has, but begins to suspect that Brant is not truly an outlaw. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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He wrote the code of justice with the might of lead and a blazing six-gun! See more »

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El camino de Sagebrush  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in Los Angeles Sunday 17 July 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Saturday 18 March 1950 on KECA (Channel 7); in New York City its television premiere took place Monday 3 July 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

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When John and Joe go to rob the store at night, there is a shot from inside the store through the door that blows off a piece of wood on the outside of said door. Then when the sheriff opens the door, there is no wood missing on the outside, just a bullet hole. See more »

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[after eluding the sheriff by swimming underwater, John emerges on the far side of the lake at the feet of a tall gunslinger]
John Brant: Well, I guess you got me.
Joseph Conlon: [snorts] Come on out, stranger. I ain't the law. You're a pretty smart hombre and you got plenty of nerve. It strikes me that the boss could use somebody like you. What's your name?
[John glares at him]
Joseph Conlon: Smith, ain't it. That's the handle most of you fast travelers use. Aw, it's as good a name as any. Mine's Jones!
[they shake hands]
Joseph Conlon: Say, you're ...
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Remake of Partners of the Trail (1931) See more »

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Early John Wayne
18 January 2007 | by (eastern canada) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed seeing a very young John Wayne, before he had developed his signature speech, moves, etc. Sure, it was pure B Western schlock, but I had to check here before knowing for sure he was in this movie, it does not look like him at all. A must-see for all fans of John Wayne and westerns. The one thing I liked most about this movie is that even amongst the so-called "bad guys" in black hats, it half-heartedly explored the reasons why some guys joined these gangs-bad raps, wrongful imprisonment, bad choices that left them nowhere else to go and so on, so that even some of the villains elicited sympathy. The only jarring note was the blatant 30s flapper hairstyle and exaggerated eye makeup of the main female character, they didn't even make an attempt to make her look like a storekeepers daughter in the late 1800s.


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