(1937, Republic) Alan Baxter, Andrea Leads, Owen Davis, Astrid Allwyn. Captivating story of two brothers, one good, one bad. The good one becomes a lawyer while the bad one resorts to crime and ultimately...
Truck drivers Steve Hackett and Bill Purvis are fired from their jobs with the West Coast Trucking company for not using second-gear going down steep grades. Davis, the company vice-president, surprisingly asks them to carry a load of merchandise to Arrowhead and offers a $1000 bonus. He tells them it is a load of lettuce. Several miles out of Los Angelese, they are stopped by a mob of lettuce-farm workers on strike. When the first crate is tossed off the truck, it explodes and the two pals learn their merchandise is a cargo of dynamite. The workers let them proceed and they crash into a car driven by Mary Stevens, whom they had met at a restaurant. She and her dog, "Butch" (played by a Credited dog named Stooge), join them and they deliver their cargo, and learn unscrupulous real-estate operators have jammed the locks on the dam in order to ruin the ranchers and farmers and take over their property. Written by
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A couple of truck driver get talked into doing a special haul.
This is a pretty good movie. Its a tad bit slow. Some of the comedic timing is off. There are parts where the lighting wasn't the greatest. And I didn't care for the singing truck driver. But the story line moves well with plenty of twist a turns. And its a good story. Joseph Kane,Nathan West, and the rest of the crew did a pretty good job on this film. John Waynes' best friend,a young Ward Bond, of "The Searchers" and Wagon Train" is in this one.
Ralph Byrd drives the Studebaker big rig.
Ralph Byrd was a permanent A list actor.
Doris Weston and Sterlita Peluffo were hot.
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