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The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | | Action, Mystery, Romance | 30 July 1934 (USA)
A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury (as R.N. Bradbury)

Writers:

Robert N. Bradbury (story) (as R.N. Bradbury), Robert N. Bradbury (screenplay) (as R.N. Bradbury)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Travers
Verna Hillie ... Anita Matlock
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Matt Matlock (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ... Yak
Billy Franey ... Henchman in the Stump
Eddie Parker ... Henchman Parker (as Ed Parker)
Earl Dwire ... Henchman Mason
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Sheriff Al Davis (as Tom Lingham)
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Storyline

John Travers and his Indian companion Yak are after the mysterious Shadow and his gang. When Sheriff Davis is killed, Travers becomes Sheriff. Catching two gang members, he learns of the room where the gang gets their orders from behind a fake wall safe and makes plans to trap the Shadow. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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He fought for JUSTICE! Battled for LOVE! (original print ad) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Gang See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Matlock ranch-house is the same house as Juanita's house in The Desert Trail (1935) and as Malgrove's house in Blue Steel (1934). See more »

Goofs

When Travers jumps into the river to rescue Anita, it is at a noticeably different point to where the wagon went in. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Marshal John Travers: Whaddya find out?
Yak: Two men gonna hold up stage - Coyote Canyon. Much money on stage.
U.S. Marshal John Travers: Well, it looks like we're going to have our hands full.
Yak: More trouble - more fun!
U.S. Marshal John Travers: That's one way to look at it.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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

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Good enough
20 July 2013 | by SanteeFatsSee all my reviews

This is an early John Wayne oater. It is very typical for that era. John Wayne, of course, plays the good guy and a lawman, and Yakima Canute, who is in a ton of John Wayne's early movies, usually as a bad guy, plays a good guy for a change. even it it is a very stereotypical Indian sidekick, (insensitive by today's politically correct idiots). Of course this movie is in black and white, since color was still on the horizon, so some of the video does leave a bit to be desired but I did and still do enjoy the good guy versus bad guy movies where most things are pretty clear. I also like his later movies that had a bit more suspense.


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