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Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | | History, Western | 31 December 1937 (USA)
The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ramsay MacKay
... Hank York - a Wanderer
... Justine Pryor
... Dal Slade
... Henry Wells
... Mrs. Pryor
... Nicholas Pryor
... Talbot Carter (as John Mack Brown)
... James Oliver
Jack Clark ... William Fargo
... John Butterfield
... Dan Trimball - Prospector
... Bradford - Banker
... Ingalls - Banker
... Ward - Banker
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The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

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TOGETHER THEY BUILD A CONTINENT! He lives the magnificent adventure that saves a country and she shares the adventures of the man she loves!

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History | Western

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31 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

An Empire Is Born  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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| (New York opening) (premiere)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Assistant propman Jack Leys accidentally shot himself when he reached into the prop chest for a gun. See more »

Quotes

Hank York - a Wanderer: I've had no more luck than a duck with a doorknob.
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Soundtracks

Where I Ain't Been Before
(1937)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Bob Burns (uncredited) and played as part of the score
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I love the Lonestar Channel!
25 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Since getting a channel exclusively devoted to Westerns, I've seen movies that are never seen on regular channels, like Wells Fargo.

Joel McRea, whom I'd enjoyed immensely in These Three, is impressive in a Western. He's rugged and tough, but goes beyond the stereotype, and is sensitive and understanding. He ages from his 20's to his 60's believably. The story of courier service extending out west makes me want to read more about these pioneers of exploration.


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