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Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | | Action, Romance, 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)

Writers:

Lindsley Parsons (story), Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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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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Trivia

While the exact time frame of the movie is unclear, at 22:16 a portrait of Theodore Roosevelt is seen on the wall over Eleanor's left shoulder. Roosevelt served as U.S. President from 1901 to 1909 meaning the film takes place within the first decade of the turn of the century. See more »

Goofs

Near the end the car is pulled by horses but the same car running noise is heard from earlier in the film when the car was running. See more »

Connections

Edited into 'Neath Arizona Skies (1962) See more »

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Good Western fun.
5 January 2007 | by KennethEagleSpiritSee all my reviews

And with John Wayne and Gabby Hayes, what else could it be? For the time, and given that this IS one of those B movies churned out constantly by the various production companies, this thing is a hoot. Its fun for fans of the Duke, seeing him in such an early role. It has its elements of excitement and plot twists. It has its style of humor, fitting for the day. Its honestly well put together for the time. None of the other players are bad actors, and several are very good. The villains, Buffalo Bill Jr. ( aka Butch Galt ) and LeRoy Mason in particular, were both very fine actors and come across quite well in their roles. The plot? Its not complicated, but it makes for a good story. Fight scenes? Several. Just keep in mind that choreography was not then what it is now. When I watch something like this I try to put myself in the time during which the flick was made. That seems to put it into perspective and helps make it a lot more entertaining. If you can wrap your head around the era, recognize that churning out B movies doesn't necessarily mean poor quality as a standard, and be thankful that Wayne doesn't sing in this one ... Rainbow Valley? Well, pilgrim, it ain't a big valley, but it is a fun one.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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