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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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KING OF THE COWBOYS IN A WHIZZ-BANG WESTERN! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Action | Western


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Colorized and retitled as "guns along the trail" in 2007 by legend films. 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 Arizona Days (1937) 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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"A man that can't laugh at that song has got liver trouble"
26 November 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

John Wayne's final Lone Star cheapie has him playing a government agent with a huge hat trying to bust up a counterfeiting ring. He does so by joining the traveling medicine show of Dr. Carter (Earle Hodges) and his pretty daughter Linda (Marion Burns). They always had a pretty daughter in these things. Anyway, the bad guy's named Curly Joe. He's played by stuntman extraordinaire Yakima Canutt. At least you know the stunts are good. Hodges is fun as the medicine show huckster. There's also quite a bit of comedy and some songs including one about suspenders that needs to be heard.

Is it just me or are those the loudest horse clops you ever heard? Also, I'm not sure what era this was supposed to take place in. Lone Star wasn't known for caring about historical accuracy in these cheap B westerns. There were usually shots of telephone poles and the like in the background. Here there are 1930s-era cars and clothes but everything else says Old West. This western, like the other B's made in the '30s, will seem pretty much like kids stuff today. But there is some fun to be had with it. Fans of the Duke might want to check it out. Avoid the version with the bizarre modern electronic score added.

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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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