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Painted Desert (1938)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 12 August 1938 (USA)
Faucett has obtained the deed to Banning's mine. Thinking the mine is worthless he sells it to Bob McVey. But when he learns the mine contains Tungsten, he sets out to get it back.

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Miss Carol Banning (as Laraine Johnson)
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Maude Allen ...
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Hugh Fawcett (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
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Charles M. Banning
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Henchman Burke
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Henchman Kincaid
Lee Shumway ...
Bart Currie
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Banker Heist
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Faucett has obtained the deed to Banning's mine. Thinking the mine is worthless he sells it to Bob McVey. But when he learns the mine contains Tungsten, he sets out to get it back.

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Desperate Men at Death Grips For Spoils that Mean Wealth to the Victors!

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Romance | Western

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12 August 1938 (USA)  »

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Contrabando de guerra  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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The version released by C & C Television Corp. and shown on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel omits the director and producer credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Daffy Duckaroo (1942) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on piano in the saloon
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Wild Shooting in O'Brien Western
13 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is another of the solid B westerns that George O'Brien starred in for RKO in the 1930s. A good cast, including Laraine Day, so young she can't read her lines convincingly, and Stanley Fields doing his Wallace Beery imitation, help to fill out this story about mining in the old west.

The real standout in this picture, though, is Harry Wild's photography. The cinematography is fluid and graceful in its compositions, unusually so for a B western -- the interiors are darker than usual, which makes for better contrast. And as the outdoor sequences are shot against the backdrop of Red Rock Canyon State Park, you have some awfully pretty country to look at.


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