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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

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

Despite the title "The Star Packer", Travers never wears a badge at any time in the film. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Marshal John Travers: Whaddya find out?
Yak: Two men gonna hold up stage - Coyote Canyon. Much money on stage.
U.S. Marshal John Travers: Well, it looks like we're going to have our hands full.
Yak: More trouble - more fun!
U.S. Marshal John Travers: That's one way to look at it.
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Are Those Telephone Wires?
1 June 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Mystery, excitement, big shootouts, and a hard riding hero. So what else could a grown-up kid ask for. Yeah, I know it's gotta have a girl, but at least Wayne doesn't have to kiss her-- what mush!

Great Lone Star action fare. Some good touches-- the river canoe, the white bandannas, and even the dangerous tree stump. George Hayes has a "straight" role here, showing what a talented creation his "Gabby" was. Okay, I didn't know it then, but those are "trip wires" that make the horse go hind-quarters over head. They made for thrilling spills, but they often broke legs and we know what happens then. I'm really glad the business was made to wise up and quit them. A lot of 30's Westerns had mystery-man masterminds behind the bad guys. This one does too. But he's hardly a secret since they tip his hand early.

Anyway, I gladly plunked down my dime in those B Western days and still think those are the best dimes I ever spent.


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