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Release Date:
13 September 1940 (USA) See more »
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 »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Wallace Beery ... 'Reb' Harkness
Leo Carrillo ... Pete Marillo

Ann Rutherford ... Lucy Kincaid

Lee Bowman ... Sergeant Connelly

Joseph Calleia ... John Buckley
Bobs Watson ... Jimmy Kincaid
Paul Kelly ... General Custer

Henry Travers ... Sheriff

Marjorie Main ... Mehitabel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Adams ... Smalley's Brother (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Gus - Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Belasco ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Rancher (uncredited)

Clem Bevans ... Pa McKinley (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Rusty - Henchman (uncredited)
Archie Butler ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Harley Chambers ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Dick Curtis ... Corky - Henchman (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Capt. Evans (uncredited)
Stanley Fields ... Curley - Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Fleischmann ... Mosey - Henchman Shot by Buckley (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Western Boy (uncredited)
Glenn Lucas ... Smokey - Henchman Driving Stagecoach (uncredited)
Donald MacBride ... Bart - Henchman (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Dawson - Henchman (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Betty Jean Nichols ... Child (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Ed James (uncredited)
Addison Richards ... Kincaid (uncredited)
Russell Simpson ... Mr. Bronson (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Bill Smalley - Henchman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Sgt. Reynolds (uncredited)

Chief Thundercloud ... Lightfoot (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Mrs. Bronson (uncredited)

Chill Wills ... Lafe (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
Writing credits
Jack Jevne (screen play) and
Hugo Butler (screen play)

Jack Jevne (original story)

Produced by
Milton H. Bren .... producer (as Milton Bren)
Original Music by
David Snell 
Cinematography by
Clyde De Vinna (director of photography) (as Clyde DeVinna)
Film Editing by
Robert Kern (film editor) (as Robert J. Kern)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Costume Design by
Gile Steele (costumes: men)
Dolly Tree (costumes: women)
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup creator
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Randall Duell .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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88 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6512)

Did You Know?

This film was first telecast in New York City 10 December 1956 on WCBS, in Los Angeles 17 January 1957 on KTTV and in San Francisco 22 March 1958 on KGO-TV.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Uncle Reb! Please Don't Leave Me!, 25 May 2012
Author: boblipton from New York City

Looking at WYOMING, one might believe it a B version of George Stevens' classic oater, SHANE. Of course, MGM proudly stated that they never produced B movies, but they did produce *ahem* lead features of lesser quality like the Andy Hardy series and those of Wallace Beery, who played amiable cusses in all his movies in this period. Add in familiar faces from other MGM movies of the period like Henry Travers, Bobs Watson, Anne Rutherford, Stanley Fields -- at RKO, Fields was the Beery lookalike -- Marjorie Main and gigantic, beautiful mountains on every vista, even though the ground that everyone stands around is as flat as a pancake -- the high-minded viewer might be tempted to draw invidious comparisons.

The fact that SHANE wouldn't be shot for more than a decade also argues against this being a retread, but there are some amazing parallels to this story of a feckless wanderer set in the Johnson County Wars. Well, there is nothing new under the sun and less than that in westerns.

Director Richard Thorpe doesn't have to use his patented method of getting cheap performances out of mediocre actors here -- when they flub the line, change the camera angle -- and the whole thing is shot in standard MGM Gloss, with the credited DP, Clyde De Vinna being their Exotic Locale cameraman. In short, there's little that's wrong with this MGM programmer. If you enjoy Wallace Beery's mugging -- and I do -- you will enjoy it. However, you'll have to squint a bit, especially if you have recently seen an Alan Ladd movie.

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