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Stanley Roberts (original screen play) &
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Release Date:
28 August 1938 (USA) See more »
PERIL-PACKED ADVENTURE With dashing devil-may-care John Wayne leading the Mesquiteers into their greatest, most thrilling range exploits!
Foreign agents are smuggling monium (a chemical used in producing poison gas) into Mexico. The three Mesquiteers get involved when they ride to save a girl (really a government agent) on a runaway horse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Stony Brooke

Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith

Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Doreen McKay ... Ann
Joseph Forte ... Judge Hastings (as Josef Forte)
George Douglas ... Paul Hartman
Frank Milan ... Frank

Ted Adams ... Henry C. Gordon
Harry Depp ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Dave Weber ... Russian Musician
Don Orlando ... Italian Musician
Charles Knight ... English Musician

Jack Kirk ... Sheriff Johnson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Allen ... Townsman (uncredited)

John Beach ... Ranch Guest (uncredited)

Bob Burns ... Coroner (uncredited)

Yakima Canutt ... Henchman (uncredited)

Art Dillard ... Henchman at Acme Salt Refinery (uncredited)
Curley Dresden ... Henchman at Acme Salt Refinery (uncredited)
Elmer ... Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy (uncredited)

Olin Francis ... Refinery Henchman (uncredited)

Otto Hoffman ... Townsman (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Townsman (uncredited)
Philip Kieffer ... Army Officer (uncredited)

Monte Montague ... Henchman at Acme Salt Refinery (uncredited)

George Montgomery ... Rider (uncredited)
Herman Nowlin ... Henchman (uncredited)

Tex Palmer ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
George Plues ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Bill Yrigoyen ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sherman 
Writing credits
Stanley Roberts (original screen play) &
Betty Burbridge (original screen play)

William Colt MacDonald (based on characters created by)

Produced by
William Berke .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Reggie Lanning (photography)
Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli (film editor)
Production Management
Arthur Siteman .... unit manager
Al Wilson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Knight .... assistant director (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
George Montgomery .... stunts (uncredited)
Nellie Walker .... stunt double: Doreen McKay (uncredited)
Bill Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Cy Feuer .... musical director
Alberto Colombo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
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55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA "High Fidelity" Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4518)

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Elmer, Lullaby's Dummy:Does Conchita's big He-man miss his little Tootsie-Wootsie?
Tucson Smith:[gazing into space with rapturous expression] A-ha...
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Featured in The Vanishing Westerner (1950)See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A 'Best of the Best' Wayne Skeeters Outing, 11 February 2005
Author: Mesquiteer from Cyprus

If you have any partiality towards B oaters then this is impossible not to like. In fact, it is in my Top 10 for this category of less-than-A sagebrush sagas. Some complain the emphasis in the Wayne Mesquiteer movies was on him and not the group. I think the camaraderie aspect is handled with gusto by director George Sherman right up front in the story and suitably reinforced throughout the plot. Granted, Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin has too many "I'll look after the horses!" moments but he is not left to get lost. Ray Corrigan as Tucson Smith has wonderful times of camera mugging, a comedic style for which he has never been properly acknowledged. John Wayne, is, well, John Wayne, a presence to be reckoned with. The Duke's "Listen Mr. Big Chest" remark to Corrigan as they duel verbally over the femme interest is a great moment. Undoubtedly unscripted.

This Mesquiteer epic also has more plot, more action and more stunts than most in the series. Hey, and a flag-wavin', patriotic story line that takes you right back to a kinder era. Herbert Yates, the head of Republic Pictures, obviously knew what (who) he had on contract and was actually investing in his product. It shows throughout the picture. The is a big B. And when the Mesquiteers do that triple-tandem leap onto a moving covered wagon, well, you've got all the thrills, all the action and all the spirit of "all for one, one for all" trigger trio cowboy flick any fan could stand.

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