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Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed  -  Action | Comedy | Drama  -  27 May 1933 (USA)
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John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

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Duke - John's Horse
Henry B. Walthall ...
Bob Leadly
Shirley Palmer ...
Mary Burton
Ann Fay ...
Patsy Ellis (as Ann Faye)
J.P. McGowan ...
Monte Black
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Bart Leadly
Ralph Lewis ...
Mr. Kelly Burton
Frank Rice ...
Riley
Billy Franey ...
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Framed for a stagecoach accident, John Bishop is jailed. Bob Leady helps break him out and in return John heads for Sonoora to look for Leady's missing son. He finds him when he joins Monte black's gang, a gang from which no member has ever escaped alive. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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gang | rurales | horse | mine | stagecoach | See more »

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Death rides south of the border! See more »


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27 May 1933 (USA)  »

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Abrechnung in Sonora  »

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Using the name "Monte Black" as the villain was something of an in-joke at Warners, where Monte Blue was a star during the silent era. After sound came in, he was relegated to minor supporting roles at the studio, albeit in some very good films like Casablanca (1942) and Key Largo (1948). See more »

Quotes

Bob Leadly: [Talking about his missing son] A man was killed. Some of the men who were present seemed to think Bart was the guilty party. They found out later that he was innocent, but... Bart's gone.
John Bishop: Hung? Where is he? What happened?
Bob Leadly: I'm not sure, but I heard he was south - somewhere in Sonora, a bandit in the gang of Monte Black.
John Bishop: Monte Black?
Bob Leadly: Once a man joins that gang, he never comes out alive. It's known as the Brotherhood of Death.
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Lady of Spain
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Tolchard Evans
Played by a band in the Mexican saloon
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Not Enough Action, But Not Bad
8 February 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

After an old man helps John Wayne in the face of a rodeo accident frame-up, he travels to Mexico and town of the title, to find the man's long-lost (also framed) son, in order to tell him that he'd been exonerated. However, the young man is part of a gang of gringo bandits that only allow members to quit feet first.

One of six B-movies the Duke made for Warner Brothers' Four Star Westerns, this isn't quite as memorable as other films in the series. It is okay though and really looks good, with some nice location photography.

The action is a little weak this time around, but Somewhere In Sonora picks up a bit when Wayne infiltrates the gang, leading to a climax featuring stock-footage from one of Ken Maynard's old silent vehicles, possibly the 1927 of the same film.


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