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Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy | Western  -  6 July 1936 (USA)
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The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work. A race will decide whether they or stageline owner Drake get the government mail contract.

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Lew Kelly ...
Douglas Cosgrove ...
Lane Chandler ...
Sam Flint ...
Bob Kortman ...
Henchman Cherokee Joe (as Robert Kortman)
Ed Cassidy ...
Jon Hall ...
Jim - Pony Express Rider (as Charles Locher)
Merrill McCormick ...
Henchman Pete (as W.M. McCormick)
Christian J. Frank ...
Telegraph Crew Chief (as Chris Franke)
Jack Rockwell ...
Arthur Millett ...
Tracy Layne ...
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The Pony Express days are coming to an end, with riders John Blair (John Wayne) and his friend Larry Adams (Lane Chandler), both about 75 pounds too heavy for the original job description, out of a job. They pay Cal Drake (Douglas Cosgrove) of Buchanan City a big price for the Crescent City line and equipment, and arrive there to find it is a ghost mining town and has only two residents: eccentric, self-proclaimed Mayor "Rocky" O'Brien (Lew Kelly) and Dr. William Forsythe (Sam Flint). With the arrival from back east of Barbara Forsythe (Phyllis Fraser), the doctor's daughter and Ginger Rogers lookalike, O'Brien happily changes the blackboard population sign from two to five. John determines to get even and operate the line anyway, after vacating a resident skunk from the stagecoach. On his first run into Buchanan City John learns of a coach race to be staged (fastest team to win a $25,000 government mail contract) and he signs up. A telegraph crew, drinking unknowingly of a poisoned ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Western

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6 July 1936 (USA)  »

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Stagecoach Run  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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In the final stage of the race, the long shots of the Crescent City coach show a driver with a light coloured vest wielding a whip in his right hand. The close shots show John Blair (John Wayne) wearing a dark coloured vest and with both hands holding reins. See more »

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John Wayne cheapie
27 March 2003 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Not bad, just incredibly dull. Wayne and partner Lane Chandler try to start a stagecoach route through a ghost town. A rival stagecoach company tries to stop them. Some of the stuff near the beginning of the film is okay, and the lead actress is cute and looks a bit like Ginger Rogers. The final action sequence put me to sleep. 5/10.


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