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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 ...
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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Storyline

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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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
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Music by Tolchard Evans
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"I've always been a lucky sort of a cuss."
22 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Remake of 1927 silent western has a young John Wayne (riding his horse Duke) repaying a favor to a friend (Henry B. Walthall) by going across the border to Sonora, Mexico to locate the man's son (Paul Fix). To find him he has to go undercover in the gang of notorious outlaw Monte Black, a perfect name for a western bad guy. Some nice rodeo stock footage. It's apparently pronounced "ro-day-o" as one character admonishes another. Wayne's accompanied by two comic relief sidekicks, played by Frank Rice and Bill Franey. They are responsible for most of the movie's best parts. There's also two annoying girls who keep popping up and seem to share one brain cell. Pretty routine '30s B western.


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