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Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | | Western | 15 March 1935 (USA)
John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover.

Director:

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

Writer:

Lindsley Parsons (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Martin
Lucile Browne ... Eleanor (as Lucille Browne)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... George Hale (as George Hayes)
LeRoy Mason ... Rogers
Lloyd Ingraham ... Warden Powell
Jay Wilsey ... Butch Galt (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Frank Ball ... Powell
Bert Dillard Bert Dillard ... Henchman Spike
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Storyline

Rainbow Valley needs a new road and newcomer John Martin agrees to build it. Rogers is out to stop it and alters the town's petition to the Governor thereby obtaining the release of his boss Butch Galt. John and Butch were cell mates in prison. So Butch gets John to agree to wreck the road and furnishes him with dynamite. But dynamite is just what John needs to finish the work and he hopes to take care of Butch's gang at the same time. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El valle del arco iris See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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 »

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Near the final scene, when John Wayne and the villains are standing in front of a hill, a shadow from the boom microphone is visible on their pants. See more »

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Average film. Great story
29 October 2014 | by luapworragSee all my reviews

The enthusiasm for this film and motivation to continue watching is slightly destroyed by the lack of flow. There are some excellent moments but they are scattered throughout the film. Main character (John Martin) is on a ride to the small town of Rainbow Valley, he meets George who is looking for water. George is provided water and subsequently given a ride to a car! Later on there is an incident which involves highwaymen who have set up an ambush. Martin is was on the on the same road as George and follows to assist... From this point the film slightly drops in quality. The movie holds so much promise at the beginning but then tends to ride a little slow throughout. It is as if the films starting sequence and ending sequences were all meticulously constructed, only for the film to be let down by the middle portion.


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