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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

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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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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 »

Goofs

The gun held by the dead man on the saloon counter changes position from one shot to another. See more »

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[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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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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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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