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Wyoming (1940)

Passed  -  Western  -  13 September 1940 (USA)
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With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
'Reb' Harkness
Leo Carrillo ...
Pete Marillo
Lucy Kincaid
Lee Bowman ...
Sergeant Connelly
John Buckley
Bobs Watson ...
Jimmy Kincaid
Paul Kelly ...
Marjorie Main ...


With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse and gun, which causes Dave to be killed by cattle rustlers. While Reb is an outlaw and a teller of tall tales, he still feels responsible for the Kincaid Ranch and helps all the Ranchers battle Buckley, who wants to drive them all out. Even General Custer, with his 2 man cavalry gets involved in chasing Reb. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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We're cheering because it's BEERY'S BEST! Get a new thrill from an entertainment that's different! See the pictured that is acclaimed the most spectacular outdoor action drama since "Northwest Passage"! Biggest and best of all the Beery's, it's packed with laughs, romance and sizzling drama. It's your to thrill to! See more »




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13 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Avventura nel Wyoming  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Since General George Custer was still alive in the movie, it was earlier than 1876. But two songs sung were composed in 1900 and 1933. See more »


Edited into The Extraordinary Seaman (1969) See more »


A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Played on harmonica by Wallace Beery and sung by Marjorie Main
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Why Wyoming, Cuz it's good
25 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

MGM put a little more money into this western, unusual for a studio that was not really known for its westerns with shooting out in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a strictly Wallace Beery vehicle with Beery's scene stealing persona going full blast.

Beery is another lovable rapscallion of an outlaw who with sidekick Leo Carrillo has to flee Missouri with the army after him. Arriving in Wyoming, Beery gets himself involved with the struggles of local ranchers against Joseph Calleia playing one of his usual snake oily villains.

Calleia's keeping him the army off balance by stirring up the Indians and the army is headed by General Custer. Paul Kelly plays Custer as a courtly gentleman, not as dashing as Errol Flynn. Still one of the few films that does have him as a complete hero.

Beery is also given his usual kid to play against with Bobs Watson and Marjorie Main as well. Beery and Main were suited professionally as a team although like 99% of the people whoever knew him, Marjorie despised Beery in real life.

A really well staged battle with the Sioux climaxes Wyoming. For some reasons this film is not well known and I think if MGM had sprung for color it would have a better reputation. I think if you see it, if you're a western fan you'll agree.

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