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15 March 1935 (USA) See more »
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John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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John Wayne ... John Martin
Lucile Browne ... Eleanor (as Lucille Browne)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... George Hale (as George Hayes)
LeRoy Mason ... Rogers
Lloyd Ingraham ... Warden Powell
Jay Wilsey ... Butch Galt (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Frank Ball ... Powell
Bert Dillard ... Henchman Spike
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Coats ... Henchman (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Townsman (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Townsman (uncredited)
Olin Francis ... Townsman (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Lafe McKee ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
Buck Morgan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... Henchman (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Henchman (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as R.N. Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
Lindsley Parsons (story)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William Hyer (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson 
 
Sound Department
Dave Stoner .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
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E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 

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52 min
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Boom mic visible: 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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Road To Rainbow Valley, 5 April 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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