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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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(RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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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, my eye. It's solid entertainment,
18 April 2006 | by (Azusa, CA) – See all my reviews

The Lone Star and early Repulic two-reeler "oaters," i.e., hour-long westerns, ably served as John Wayne's training ground throughout the Thirties. I think most of the Duke's 1933-39 oaters entertaining as hell.

The cast, writers and production crew get in, get it done and get out, all in an hour give or take a few minutes. And they usually did it well. Were they corny? You bet, pardner. We're they sappy? At times. We're they scrappy? You bet yer boots!

It was in these films that Wayne and actor/stuntman extraordinaire Yakima Canutt developed the draw-back punch that's become the standard in film fights ever since.

The Lonely Trail, an early Republic feature from it's first year, 1936, is involving and action-packed and loaded with classic early western character actors of the era, such as Cy Kendall, Sam Flint and the legendary Canutt. It was directed by the king of '30s B westerns, Joe Kane and also featured a young Ann Rutherford "Snowflake." These are not up there with the great films of the era, not even close. However, for fans of the genre, they are a most entertaining way to spend an hour.


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