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Paradise Canyon -- Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation...

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Director:
Writers:
Lindsley Parsons (story)
Robert Emmett Tansey (screen play)
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Release Date:
20 July 1935 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Where life was raw and might was law! See more »
Plot:
Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Watchable...but hardly among John Wayne's best during this era. See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Wyatt / John Rogers
Marion Burns ... Linda Carter / Princess Natasha
Reed Howes ... Henchman Red
Earle Hodgins ... Doc Carter

Gino Corrado ... Rurales Captain
Yakima Canutt ... Curly Joe Gale
Perry Murdock ... Ike
Gordon Clifford ... Mike
Henry Hall ... Colonel Peters
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Baldra ... Henchman Slim (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Sheriff #1 - New Mexico (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Joe De La Cruz ... Rurale (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Miguel (uncredited)
Earl Dwire ... Sheriff #2 - Arizona (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Deputy Herman (uncredited)
George Hazel ... Henchman (uncredited)
Wally Howe ... Druggist (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Tex - Gale Henchman (uncredited)
Fred Parker ... Skeptic at Medicine Show (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... New Mexico Deputy (uncredited)
James Sheridan ... Pete - Gale Henchman (uncredited)
Wally West ... New Mexico Cowboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Pierson  (as Carl L. Pierson)
 
Writing credits
Lindsley Parsons (story)

Robert Emmett Tansey (screen play) (as Robert Emmett)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber (1985) (as William Barber)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jerry Roberts (film editor)
 
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... recordist (as D.S. Stoner)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Billy Barber .... orchestrator (1985 revisionist video version) (as William Barber)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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Also Known As:
"Guns Along the Trail" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
52 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »
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Snap Those Old Suspenders Once AgainSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Watchable...but hardly among John Wayne's best during this era., 4 August 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Like a slew of John Wayne B-movies recently aired on the Encore Channel, this one features a god-awful new musical track that practically ruins the film. The music is too loud, the wrong type of music, is played on modern electronic machines and is the exact same musical accompaniment you'll find on at least a dozen other Wayne films! Yes, the exact same sound track is used again and again! Also like a slew of other Wayne films (as well as Gene Autry films now that I think of it), the film is set out West and while MOST of it looks like it was set about 1880-1890, there are tons of anachronisms! The leading lady wears modern dress and they drive about the west in a truck!! Oddly, in this and other films, when it comes to chasing the bad guys, they don't chase them in a car or truck but on horseback! It's all very bizarre but not terribly uncommon in cheap B-westerns where they often just didn't care about these details.

Wayne is looking for a traveling medicine show, as he's a good guy investigating some counterfeiting ring. Instead of confronting the crooks at the show, he joins them and does trick shooting to attract customers. At the same time, he naturally falls for the boss' pretty daughter. Eventually, it turns out that a baddie named 'Curly Joe' is behind the phony money scam. No, this is NOT the same Curly Joe who was the really lame third Stooge in the late 1950s and 1960s.

This film is not among one of the best films of the era for John Wayne. While none of the films had very high expectations, they were moderately entertaining and fun. This one, however, was a bit duller than usual--mostly due to no interesting sidekick and an amazingly dull villain. The stunts are decent but there just isn't much to this one to make it anything other than a mediocre B-movie.

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