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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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Drama | Western

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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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Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Traditional spiritual
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Going Against Your Neighbors
27 January 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

John Wayne is indeed traveling The Lonely Trail in this film. He's a Texan who enlisted with the Yankee army and has now returned home after the war to the scorn of his neighbors. They've been given less reason than ever to like the color blue. Reconstruction has come to Texas in the position of profiteering carpetbagger Cy Kendall who had a specialty in roles showing corpulent corruption.

The more Wayne sees, the more he doesn't like, the trick now is to convince his neighbors he's really on their side.

Sad, but this is one of John Wayne's worst films. It abounds in racial stereotyping. East Texas back in the day was not too different from the culture of the Deep South, it had its share of cotton plantations and slaves. Looking at the blacks in this film you would think those Yankees were their enemies as well. Seeing Etta McDaniel and Fred Toone and the other plantation hands singing because of the 'death' of the young master Dennis Moore is one of the worst examples of racism I've ever seen in any film.

Only the most devoted fans of the Duke will find anything good in this film.


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