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Randy Rides Alone (1934)

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


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Trivia

The film's heroine Sally Rogers has the same name as the character played by Rose Marie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, Randy gets shot by Marvin and falls with the horse. First we see him trying to stand up behind a thicket. After he appears faint, with his back on the ground. But when he wakes up, he is with his chest on the ground. 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

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

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

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A look into the 30's film-making
26 July 2006 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

I've never been a fan of westerns, which is probably why up until last night I'd never seen a film starring John Wayne. Of course it doesn't help that our lives only overlapped by a year, so I didn't have a great deal of opportunity to see any of his films (in the theater at least). I received this film in a VHS films lot that I won from ebay, so I finally popped it in last night and gave it a whirl.

I went in expecting a really low budget, really old western...needless to say, my expectations were pretty low. All in all, I'd have to say the film really isn't that bad. I don't have any other John Wayne films to compare it to, so thus far it's my favorite. I can however, compare it to other westerns, and frankly, it was no "Tombstone", but it was worth my time.

The story is nothing fantastic, but it's has it's moments. The acting was just fine as far as I could tell and overall production value was OK, granted it was made in the 30's, so again, I wasn't expecting much. One scene in particular made me laugh out loud. Whenever the halfway-house is shown from a bird's eye view it is CLEARLY a scale model, it's hilarious how bad it actually looks...but again...30's.

In any case, I have no idea who to recommend this film to, but I will say that it's really short (60 minutes) so it won't take up too much of your time and it's kind of fun to see a film this old to appreciate films of today and how far they've come, not to say that this is bad, but just to further appreciate film-making.

Hope you enjoy it.

P.S. I just realized that this film has the honor of being the 3rd oldest film I've ever seen (as of 7-26-2006).


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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

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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