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In Old California (1942)

 -  Western  -  31 May 1942 (USA)
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Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Binnie Barnes ...
Lacey Miller
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Britt Dawson
Helen Parrish ...
Ellen Sanford
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Helga
Edgar Kennedy ...
Kegs McKeever
Dick Purcell ...
Joe Dawson
Harry Shannon ...
Mr. Carlin
Charles Halton ...
Mr. Hayes
Emmett Lynn ...
Whitey
Robert McKenzie ...
Mr. Bates (as Bob McKenzie)
Milton Kibbee ...
Ezra Tompkins (as Milt Kibbee)
Paul Sutton ...
Chick - Dawson's henchman
Anne O'Neal ...
Mrs. Tompkins
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Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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31 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gold Runs the River  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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John Wayne plays a druggist. In real life, his father was a licensed pharmacist. See more »

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Referenced in The Street with No Name (1948) See more »

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There's Gold in the Hills
Music by David Buttolph
Lyrics by Sol Meyer
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Light-Weight Wayne Vehicle
7 March 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Boston druggist John Wayne travels to Sacramento to open a drug store. On the way he angers big-shot Albert Dekker, who attempts to blackball Wayne, only to find him partner up with his girlfriend, leading to the inevitable love-triangle, skulduggery, and showdown.

One of the minor Wayne westerns cranked out by Republic Pictures in the nineteen-forties, this mild programmer is pleasant enough entertainment, though nothing really to write home about. It could have been a little better.

The Duke is a bit softer than usual, in a role that's a lot different than you're used to seeing, that of an educated, suit-wearing gentleman.


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