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Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 27 May 1933 (USA)
John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director:

Mack V. Wright

Writers:

Will Levington Comfort (story "Somewhere South in Sonora" in The Saturday Evening Post), Joseph Anthony Roach (adaptation) (as Joe Roach)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Bishop
Duke Duke ... Duke - John's Horse
Henry B. Walthall ... Bob Leadly
Shirley Palmer Shirley Palmer ... Mary Burton
Ann Fay Ann Fay ... Patsy Ellis (as Ann Faye)
J.P. McGowan ... Monte Black
Paul Fix ... Bart Leadly
Ralph Lewis ... Mr. Kelly Burton
Frank Rice ... Riley
Billy Franey ... Shorty
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Storyline

Framed for a stagecoach accident, John Bishop is jailed. Bob Leady helps break him out and in return John heads for Sonoora to look for Leady's missing son. He finds him when he joins Monte Black's gang, a gang from which no member has ever escaped alive. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Death rides the saddle...When he rides the range! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abrechnung in Sonora See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Paul Fix was actually six years older than John Wayne. See more »

Quotes

Bob Leadly: [Talking about his missing son] A man was killed. Some of the men who were present seemed to think Bart was the guilty party. They found out later that he was innocent, but... Bart's gone.
John Bishop: Hung? Where is he? What happened?
Bob Leadly: I'm not sure, but I heard he was south - somewhere in Sonora, a bandit in the gang of Monte Black.
John Bishop: Monte Black?
Bob Leadly: Once a man joins that gang, he never comes out alive. It's known as the Brotherhood of Death.
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Connections

Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady of Spain
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Tolchard Evans
Played by a band in the Mexican saloon
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Not Enough Action, But Not Bad
8 February 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

After an old man helps John Wayne in the face of a rodeo accident frame-up, he travels to Mexico and town of the title, to find the man's long-lost (also framed) son, in order to tell him that he'd been exonerated. However, the young man is part of a gang of gringo bandits that only allow members to quit feet first.

One of six B-movies the Duke made for Warner Brothers' Four Star Westerns, this isn't quite as memorable as other films in the series. It is okay though and really looks good, with some nice location photography.

The action is a little weak this time around, but Somewhere In Sonora picks up a bit when Wayne infiltrates the gang, leading to a climax featuring stock-footage from one of Ken Maynard's old silent vehicles, possibly the 1927 of the same film.


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