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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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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) 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

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

Marvin Black, alias Matt Matthews: Well, where's the money?
Henchman Spike: We didn't get it. It wasn't in the safe.
Marvin Black, alias Matt Matthews: Whaddya mean, you didn't get it?
Henchman Spike: I'm telling you we couldn't find it.
Marvin Black, alias Matt Matthews: And you call yourselves "bad men"! I should have left you where I found you - brandin' calves!
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Alternate title: The Forgotten Massacre At The Saloon
9 January 2005 | by SpondonmanSee all my reviews

Another Wayne/Canutt/Hayes Lone Star entry, mostly enjoyable with the usual few tedious scenes thrown in. How any 52 minute movie can have tedious stretches is down to the love interest and various characters having to walk from one location to another. Riding is much more exciting after all!

It has a good start, with Wayne entering a saloon only to be greeted with a blood-bath, or was it just a good night previous? Chin-bald Hayes plays 2 characters, one the top baddie and the other a good-guy mute who has to write his words down on scraps of paper - more tedium. The key moment in RRA is after the heroine has said no to him as the good guy he starts to scribble an answer down to try to change her mind. Then he and the scriptwriter realise it won't do any good with only 5 minutes left so he petulantly blurts out "I'm fed up with this" and becomes his True Evil Self to her.

Some nice outdoor photography, nice print, nice scenes of the skinny Duke ambling around Alone before he's suddenly smitten with love. He improved his fight techniques in the coming years!


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