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Randy Rides Alone (1934)

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

Director:

Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writers:

Lindsley Parsons (story), Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Randy cabalga solo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paul Malvern Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial telecasts in Syracuse Sunday 24 April 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Tuesday 10 May 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Sunday 24 July 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Saturday 11 March 1950 on KECA (Channel 7), in Atlanta Friday 16 September 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), and in Philadelphia Monday 12 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City its earliest documented telecast occurred .Monday 4 September 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

The Vollmer player piano shown in the saloon wasn't produced until the early twentieth century. See more »

Quotes

[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

In 1985, Fox/Lorber Associates, Inc. and Classics Associates, Inc. copyrighted a version with new original music composed and orchestrated by William Barber. It was distributed for television by Fox/Lorber. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) See more »

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The Villainous Gabby Hayes
16 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

John Wayne enters a saloon to find a player piano tinkling the ivories to a room full of dead people and is promptly arrested! The real culprit is Hayes, who masquerades as kindly Matt the mute (!) and had the men killed as part of a land grab scheme.

There isn't as much action in Randy Rides Alone as there is in some of the other John Wayne/ Lone Star productions, though there are a few good stunts courtesy of Yakima Canutt, the one where he leaps forward off a rolling horse being a particular standout.

What really makes this good is the irresistible chance to see one of the few performances in which the clean shaven George Hayes plays a black-hatted heavy.

Waynes quip, "That's the end of Matt the mute.", is priceless!


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