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Paradise Canyon (1935)

Approved | | Action, Western | 20 July 1935 (USA)
An undercover agent for the government is sent to round up a gang of counterfeiters operating near the Mexican border.


Carl Pierson (as Carl L. Pierson)


Lindsley Parsons (story), Robert Emmett Tansey (screen play) (as Robert Emmett)




Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Wyatt - Posing as John Rogers
Marion Burns ... Linda Carter - aka Princess Natasha
Reed Howes ... Red - Henchman
Earle Hodgins ... Doc Carter
Gino Corrado ... Rurales Captain
Yakima Canutt ... Curly Joe Gale
Perry Murdock Perry Murdock ... Ike
Gordon Clifford ... Mike
Henry Hall ... Colonel Peters


Sent to ferret out the criminal masterminds behind a profitable counterfeiting operation near the Mexican/Arizona border, the government agent and excellent sharpshooter, John Wyatt, goes undercover. Posing as John Rogers, Wyatt joins Doc Carter's travelling medicine show to find the dangerous gang whose boss is stone-cold Curly Joe Gale. But, on the Mexican side of the border, Wyatt approaches the captain of the Rurales to see if they can arrest Gale; however, two Mexican policemen arrest John instead. Can John Wyatt clear his name in time to protect Doc and his beautiful daughter, Linda, and bring the ruthless counterfeiter to justice? Written by Nick Riganas

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traveling medicine show | See All (1) »


SIZZLING ACTION IN THE OLD WEST! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Plains Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - October 11, 1946 - all caps) See more »


Action | Western


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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 »


As Doc Carter's Medicine Show pulls up in Paradise Canyon, the caravan has no markings or livery. Then when they find a spot to park, its conspicuous livery has returned to the caravan. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer-colored version. See more »


Remade as The Rangers' Round-Up (1938) See more »


When We Were Young and Foolish
Composer unknown
Performed on guitars and sung by Perry Murdock and Gordon Clifford
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Donald ... we could do with a wall!!
16 June 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

This is really just a rehash of half a dozen other plots written by Robert Tansey, and not even the charisma of the Duke can rescue it from mediocrity. Here he is "Wyatt" leading an US government investigation into a counterfeiting ring on the US border with Mexico. He teams up with "Doc. Carter" (Earle Hidgins) and his daughter "the Princess" who run a medicine show - not sure if they may or may not be involved. There are plenty of frame-ups, doubles crosses and even some Federales as Wayne soon gets on the trail of Yakima Canutt ("Curly Joe") so now we know to expect some fun rough and tumble. It's fine, this - just nothing at all to mark it out as in any way special.

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Release Date:

20 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guns Along the Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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1.37 : 1
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