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Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | | Western | 15 March 1935 (USA)
John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover.

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Rainbow Valley needs a new road and newcomer John Martin agrees to build it. Rogers is out to stop it and alters the town's petition to the Governor thereby obtaining the release of his boss Butch Galt. John and Butch were cell mates in prison. So Butch gets John to agree to wreck the road and furnishes him with dynamite. But dynamite is just what John needs to finish the work and he hopes to take care of Butch's gang at the same time. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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El valle del arco iris  »

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The first documented telecasts of this film in Los Angeles occurred Sunday 21 August 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Saturday 25 February 1950 on KECA (Channel 7); in New York City its initial broadcast took place Monday 2 October 1950 on WOR (Channel 9); See more »

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Near the final scene, when John Wayne and the villains are standing in front of a hill, a shadow from the boom microphone is visible on their pants. See more »

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Edited into 'Neath Arizona Skies (1962) See more »

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The Road To Rainbow Valley
5 April 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

That's the whole point, there ain't no road to Rainbow Valley and the outlaws want to make sure that it stays that way. By controlling the narrow pass into the valley they can starve the miners out collect on the potential riches they've found. Of course all this is reckoned without the presence of John Wayne.

As was pointed out by another reviewer this takes place during the first decade of the last century as typified by both the picture of the current president on the post office wall, Theodore Roosevelt. And by the fact that mailman Gabby Hayes delivers the mail in one of those new fangled contraptions and automobile with a crank starter.

The car proves to be a double whammy for both the outlaws and the good guys. Since it's the only car in the valley when Gabby Hayes is captured by the outlaws it makes it real easy for the Duke to follow as he laughingly points out. Of course when Gabby tries to rescue Wayne during the climax, he doesn't reckon on another problem for early automobiles, they run out of gas and there ain't no filling stations built yet. I have to confess a chuckle or two as Gabby and Lucille Browne hitch up some harness horses to his Model T and have to go out that way to the final gun battle.

Rainbow Valley is not a bad western for a Lone Star Monogram production. At a bigger studio with a better script and better production values this could have been a classic.


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