MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 28,746 this week

Stage to Chino (1940)

 -  Western  -  26 July 1940 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 19 users  
Reviews: 1 user

To investigate a gold-shipping scam, a postal inspector goes undercover and tries to infiltrate the gang he believes is responsible.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 653 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 2224 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Stage to Chino" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stage to Chino (1940)

Stage to Chino (1940) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stage to Chino.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dan Clark
Virginia Vale ...
Caroline McKay
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
J. Horatio Boggs
Roy Barcroft ...
Dude Elliott
William Haade ...
Slim
Carl Stockdale ...
Charlie Lait
Glenn Strange ...
Bill Hoagland
Harry Cording ...
Henchman Pete
Martin Garralaga ...
Pedro
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Wheeler
Tom London ...
Henchman Dolan
Pals of the Golden West ...
Musicians
Edit

Storyline

Through the death of her father, Caroline McKay comes into ownership of the McKay Stage Line, running between Prescott and Chino, Arizona. She is unaware that her uncle, Charles Lait, who runs the line for her, is secretly plotting with Dude Elliott to force her to sell out at a low figure. Elliott henchman Pete Branagan, while Caroline is a passenger, holds up the stage and attempts to take the mail, but the hold-up is foiled when Dan Clark, a postal inspector on the way to Chino, rides up and drives off the bandit. Caroline offers Dan a job as a driver, not knowing his real job, and he accepts so he can investigate the situation. Dan induces the miners to send their gold to Prescott as mail shipments via the stage. Knowing that a successful robbery will lose the mail contract for the McKay line, Elliott plans to have Lait rob the safe that night. Elliott comes to the office, gets the gold from the safe and ties up Lait to make it look convincing, and has the stage barn and stables ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

MAIL ROBBERS ON THE RAMPAGE! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den stora diligensjakten  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Slim: I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket.
Dan Clark: When you put that fire out, come and see me.
See more »

Soundtracks

I Love a Cowboy
Traditional
Played and sung by the Pals of the Golden West in the saloon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Undercover with the Postal Service..........
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George O'Brien was a mainstay of several decades of westerns, beginning in the silent era. The barrel-chested Irishman was a favorite of John Ford and appeared in several John Wayne films .

This pre-war western features O'Brien as an undercover Postal Inspector involved in a seedy fight over a Postal contract. O'Brien gets to the bottom of the shady dealings and puts an end to the nefarious scheme.The villains are suitably mean-spirited and menacing .....

The acting, script and direction in this film are typical of similar films of the era. This movie remains popular with western fans and is often shown on Cable TV. O'Brien does a good job in this one, demonstrating a tough likability that fits well with the character.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Stage to Chino (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?