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Randy Rides Alone -- Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.
Randy Rides Alone -- Randy (John Wayne) unknowingly stumbles on the scene of a brutal saloon massacre. Though he is wrongly jailed fo the killings, he manages to break out of prison to find the real killers.

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Lindsley Parsons (story)
Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 June 1934 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fearless--- He Rode the Danger Trail!
Plot:
Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very different for the Duke See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Randy Bowers

Alberta Vaughn ... Sally Rogers

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Matt Mathews (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Spike
Earl Dwire ... Sheriff
Artie Ortego ... Deputy Al (as Arthur Artego)
Tex Phelps ... Deputy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Horace B. Carpenter ... Ed Rogers (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... Kidnapper Joe (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Posse Rider / Henchman (uncredited)
Perry Murdock ... Kidnapper Slim (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Mack V. Wright ... Deputy (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry L. Fraser  (as Harry Fraser)
 
Writing credits
Lindsley Parsons (story)

Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson (edited by)
 
Sound Department
John Stransky Jr. .... recordist (as J.A. Stransky Jr.)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernard B. Brown .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
Norman Spencer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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Runtime:
53 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)
Certification:
Norway:A (1935) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Vollmer player piano shown in the saloon wasn't produced until the early twentieth century.See more »
Quotes:
[reading a bullet-riddled note left on a wanted poster]
Randy Bowers:Lay off Sheriff, or you'll get the same thing - and it won't be no picture.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Very different for the Duke, 18 September 1999
Author: BrianG

John Wayne made a slew of B Westerns for major and minor studios in the '30s before he hit it big with "Stagecoach" in 1939 for RKO. This was made for Monogram, a minor studio, and directed by Harry Fraser, a quirky director who spent his entire career grinding out B (and D, and Z . . . ) movies for long-forgotten studios like Resolute, Atlantic, PRC and Screen Guild. Working at a cheapo studio like Monogram would be considered the start of a downward slide for most directors; for Fraser it was a step up the career ladder, and he was ready for it. This could well be called one of, if the first, gothic Westerns; such things simply did not exist in 1934. It's eerie, atmospheric and has an especially shocking (for the time) opening scene. Randy (Wayne) rides into town after a long, dry trip and stops by the local saloon to wet his whistle. As he approaches it, he hears the tinkle of a piano coming from inside. Entering the establishment, however, he's greeted by a grisly sight: the piano is a player piano running by itself, and there are dead bodies lying everywhere. This film shows what can be done with almost no money but a lot of imagination and talent. This kind of movie wouldn't have been made at any of the big studios, but the independents could get away with a lot of things the majors couldn't (and wouldn't) do. This is an extremely offbeat, well done little film, not at all like Wayne's other westerns of the period. It's too bad Harry Fraser was never able to capitalize on the success of this movie (reportedly it made quite a bit of money and Wayne got along especially well with him); it would have been interesting to see what he would have been capable of with a bit more money and some major studio backing. Instead, he stayed pretty much where he was and ended his career making trash like "The White Gorilla" and "Chained for Life", about a murder committed by Siamese twins (!). Sorry, Harry.

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