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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 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6512)

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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:
Referenced in Variety Lights (1950)See more »
A Bird in a Gilded CageSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Why Wyoming, Cuz it's good, 25 May 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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