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Randy Rides Alone (1934)

Approved | | Action, Mystery, Romance | 18 June 1934 (USA)
Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.


Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)


Lindsley Parsons (story), Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Randy Bowers
Alberta Vaughn ... Sally Rogers
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Marvin Black aka Matt the Mute (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ... Henchman Spike
Earl Dwire ... Sheriff
Artie Ortego ... Deputy Al (as Arthur Artego)
Tex Phelps ... Deputy


Randy is jailed for murders he didn't commit. Knowing he is innocent, Sally Rogers breaks him out. Fleeing the Sheriff, he stumbles into the murderers hideout where he is accepted as part of the gang. Learning of the bosses secret identity by comparing handwritten notes, he has a plan that will enable the Sheriff to round them all up. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Fearless - HE RODE THE DANGER TRAIL! (original poster)


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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


The warning written on the wanted poster is obviously very different when shown in the closeup. See more »


[reading a bullet-riddled note left on a wanted poster]
Randy Bowers: Lay off Sheriff, or you'll get the same thing - and it won't be no picture.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »


Featured in Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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"And you call yourself a badman!"-- Hayes to Canutt after he bungles a robbery.
30 May 2008 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Above average fare from the Lone Star crew of worthies-- Hayes, Canutt, Dwire, and of course Wayne. Lindsley Parsons did several scripts for Wayne and Lone Star, but this one's arguably his best. Wayne's an undercover agent on the trail of an outlaw gang whose latest robbery ends in a massacre of saloon patrons and staff. The opening is a grabber as the camera surveys the corpse strewn floor, while a player piano bangs away in the background, eyes peer from holes in a painting, and a secret panel opens. The outlaw gang has a neat hideout in a hollow behind a waterfall. Their digs even includes, of all things, its own jail where the leading lady ends up! Some good hard riding, including (alas!) a trip-wire spill that looks dramatic, but I wonder if the horse survived. Canutt comes up with usual spectacular stunt as Wayne takes a fall from a ladder high up a rock face. Can't help but notice that Alberta Vaughn looks much too young to stack up as an adult leading lady, but manages okay in the acting department. The movie's unusual for rare use of a miniature as a special effect. It's pretty well done and money well spent since the ending makes unexpectedly good use of it. All in all, it's good clean fun, as they used to say.

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Release Date:

18 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ferro e Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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