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The Star Packer (1934)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  30 July 1934 (USA)
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A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

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John Travers
Verna Hillie ...
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Matt Matlock (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ...
Yak
Billy Franey ...
Henchman in the Stump
Eddie Parker ...
Henchman Parker (as Ed Parker)
Earl Dwire ...
Henchman Mason
Thomas G. Lingham ...
Sheriff Al Davis (as Tom Lingham)
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John Travers and his Indian companion Yak are after the mysterious Shadow and his gang. When Sheriff Davis is killed, Travers becomes Sheriff. Catching two gang members, he learns of the room where the gang gets their orders from behind a fake wall safe and makes plans to trap the Shadow. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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He fought for justice--and battled for love! He fought for JUSTICE!-- Battled for LOVE! See more »

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Romance | Western

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30 July 1934 (USA)  »

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The Shadow Gang  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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The Matlock ranch-house is the same house as Juanita's house in The Desert Trail (1935) and as Malgrove's house in Blue Steel (1934). See more »

Goofs

When Travers is recovering the saddle bags, he is followed by two men. They observe him from a distance under the shade of a tree, but in the close shot they are in full sun. See more »

Quotes

Henchman: Who's that comin'?
Matt Matlock: It's that fool girl. Stop her! Take her to the hideout!
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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) See more »

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One of the best of Wayne's early "B" westerns
17 June 1999 | by (Gloucester, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As "B' westerns go for this period, this one isn't bad. In fact, in my opinion, it's one of the best of John Wayne's early "B" westerns. It has all of the right ingredients to make this an enjoyable hour.

First and foremost it has Yakima Canutt just emerging at this time as one of the premier stunt men, performing many of his landmark stunts. There are horse falls, saving the runaway stage, a wagon going over that ever present cliff and a bang up fight scene between Wayne's character and one of the bad guys.

Canutt also has a part in the picture and is a hoot as Wayne's faithful Indian companion "Yak". Wayne himself is better than usual for this time as an undercover government agent. Also. a clean shaven George (pre-Gabby) Hayes appears as the chief villain.

Another oddity for "B" westerns of this time, is that the hero ends up married to the heroine and has a son at the end of the film (no kissing though).


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