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California Straight Ahead! (1937)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 16 April 1937 (USA)
Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Herman Boxer (original story), Scott Darling (screenplay) (as W. Scott Darling)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Biff Smith
Louise Latimer ... Mary Porter
Robert McWade ... Corrigan
Theodore von Eltz ... James Gifford
Tully Marshall ... Harrison
Emerson Treacy ... Charlie Porter
Harry Allen Harry Allen ... 'Fish' McCorkle
LeRoy Mason ... Padula
Grace Goodall Grace Goodall ... Mrs. Porter
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Huggins
Monte Vandergrift ... Clancy
Lorin Raker Lorin Raker ... Secretary
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Former school bus driver Biff Smith manages a trucking company which has its fleet pitted against a freight train in a race to deliver aviation parts to the Pacific coast.

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ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR...AND THIS WAS BOTH! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Californie... en avant! See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 30 Year Old John Wayne
19 August 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having made his screen debut at the age of 19, John Wayne's career was developed by acting in screen adaptations of western novels to embody the prototype cowboy and all-American man. This film was interesting to watch, not because it was an interesting film, but because John Wayne was in it.


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