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The Lonely Trail (1936)

Passed  -  Drama | Western  -  25 May 1936 (USA)
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Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Virginia Terry
Cy Kendall ...
Adjutant General Benedict Holden
Bob Kortman ...
Captain Hays
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
Sam Flint ...
Governor of Texas
Dennis Moore ...
Dick Terry (as Denny Meadows)
Jim Toney ...
Jed Calicutt (as Jim Tony)
Etta McDaniel ...
Mammy (as Etta Mcdaniels)
Yakima Canutt ...
Bull Horrell
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Tucker
James A. Marcus ...
Mayor (as James Marcus)
Bob Burns ...
Jeff Pruitt
Rodney Hildebrand ...
Cavalry Captain
Eugene Jackson ...
Harmonica Player / Dancer
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Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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25 May 1936 (USA)  »

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A Pista Abandonada  »

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(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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Remade as West of Cimarron (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
("De Camptown Races") (1850) (uncredited
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Played on harmonica and banjo by unidentified black men
Sung by an unidentified black man
Used often to warn about approaching troopers
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Painful to watch
26 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Although I am a John Wayne fan, this film was painful to watch. Which begs the question, did John Ford bring something to John Wayne's career that he didn't possess before they worked together? I would say that they both needed each other. The John Ford films without John Wayne weren't that good, and the westerns that John Wayne appeared in like this one (which were not directed by John Ford) were just as bad. So what exactly did John Wayne lack in this film? I think the non-John Ford directed John Wayne westerns lacked a story, emotional depth, colour, scenery and a bit of spectacle. Before the John Ford/Wayne collaboration, westerns were just some B picture, but what John Ford did was to give it spectacle like the Cecil B. DeMille films.


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