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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 ... 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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Wayne framed in race to the finish
20 June 2019 | by frank4122See all my reviews

John Wayne goes from a no ambition bus man to a hard driving trucker. That's what the love of Tinsel Town beauty Mary Porter (Louise Latimer) will do to a man. Of course being framed for the death of his partner and Mary's brother Charlie (Emerson Treacy) gives much added incentive. Duke is hired by the most lovable grouch Robert McWade who needs some extra aspirin due to all of Wayne's antics. 'Fish' McCorkle is now Wayne's side man, perfectly played by Aussie Harry Allen but never count out Padula played by the great western "heavy" LeRoy Mason. Great silent and character actors, Theodore von Eltz, Tully Marshall, and Grace Goodall brilliantly play supporting roles to make California Straight Ahead a most enjoyable experience.


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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 »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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