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Cavalcade of the West (1936)

Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 1 October 1936 (USA)
Two brothers are separated when young. One becomes the pony express rider Clint Knox and the other the outlaw Ace Carter. Their next meeting finds Ace way-laying Clint as he delivers the mail.


Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)


Norman Houston (story), Norman Houston (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Hoot Gibson ... Clint Knox
Rex Lease ... Asa Knox aka Ace Carter
Marion Shilling ... Mary Christman
Adam Goodman Adam Goodman ... Windy Harper
Nina Guilbert Nina Guilbert ... Mrs. Martha Knox
Earl Dwire ... George Christman
Phil Dunham ... Reporter from St. Joseph
Robert McKenzie ... Judge Beasley (as Robt. McKenzie)
Steve Clark ... John Knox (as Steve Clarke)
Jerry Tucker ... Clint in Boyhood
Barry Downing Barry Downing ... Asa in Boyhood


During the gold rush days a wagon train is attacked by a gang of renegades. John Knox is killed and one of his young sons, Asa Knox, is kidnapped by the renegade leader. The other son, Clint, and his mother Martha escape and reach St. Joseph, Missouri. Clint grows up and becomes a crack rider for the Pony Express. The kidnapped brother, now known as Ace Carter, has been raised by the outlaws with a contempt for the law. He is an unsuccessful rival of Clint's for the Pony Express job, which fosters enmity between them. Ace holds up a stagecoach on which Martha Knox and Clint's sweetheart, Mary West, are passengers. Clint takes the trail and runs him down. Clint later learns Ace's true identity and saves him from a lynch mob. Because of the circumstances, Ace's captors relent, and the two brothers and their mother are reunited. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Pony Express Rides Again In Cavalcade Of The West








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1 October 1936 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Friday 15 November 1946 on DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5); in Syracuse it first aired Sunday 12 June 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), and in Philadelphia aired Tuesday 13 December 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more »

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Hoot has the Lead, but it's Rex' Movie
29 August 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

There isn't anything that could be described as a cavalcade in this oater. Hoot Gibson is the first rider signed up for the Pony Express. Rex Lease is the man Hoot aces out for the job, so he takes up robbing Hoot and a stagecoach with the other principal cast on it. There's a bit of a backstory that makes it apparent how it's going to turn out, but there's nothing like a procession, formal or otherwise in the film.

Hoot doesn't get to do much in the way of his sly humor, and it's Rex who gets much of the interesting characterization. Marion Shilling is present for the two leads to compete for, and there's a nice role for Nina Guilbert as Hoot's mother, but except for people who are anxious to see anything Hoot was in -- or Rex -- it's an undistinguished B western.

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