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Wyoming (1940)

With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »

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Richard Thorpe

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Jack Jevne (screen play), Hugo Butler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... 'Reb' Harkness
Leo Carrillo ... Pete Marillo
Ann Rutherford ... Lucy Kincaid
Lee Bowman ... Lieutenant Connally
Marjorie Main ... Mehitabel Belle
Joseph Calleia ... John Buckley
Bobs Watson ... Jimmy Kincaid
Paul Kelly ... General Custer
Henry Travers ... Sheriff
Chief Thundercloud ... Lightfoot (as Chief Thunder Cloud)
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Storyline

With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse and gun, which causes Dave to be killed by cattle rustlers. While Reb is an outlaw and a teller of tall tales, he still feels responsible for the Kincaid Ranch and helps all the Ranchers battle Buckley, who wants to drive them all out. Even General Custer, with his 2 man cavalry gets involved in chasing Reb. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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HE CAN LICK HIS WEIGHT IN Wildcats! (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Man from Wyoming See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of seven films featuring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main between 1940 and 1949. See more »

Goofs

George Custer was not a General. He only held the temporary rank of Major General during the Civil War. After the war he reverted to his permanent rank of Captain. He was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel when dispatched to the West. Lieutenant Colonel was the highest rank he obtained before his death. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Variety Lights (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Home in Wyomin'
(1933) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Billy Hill and Peter De Rose
Played on harmonica by Wallace Beery and sung by Marjorie Main
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Why Wyoming, Cuz it's good
25 May 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

MGM put a little more money into this western, unusual for a studio that was not really known for its westerns with shooting out in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a strictly Wallace Beery vehicle with Beery's scene stealing persona going full blast.

Beery is another lovable rapscallion of an outlaw who with sidekick Leo Carrillo has to flee Missouri with the army after him. Arriving in Wyoming, Beery gets himself involved with the struggles of local ranchers against Joseph Calleia playing one of his usual snake oily villains.

Calleia's keeping him the army off balance by stirring up the Indians and the army is headed by General Custer. Paul Kelly plays Custer as a courtly gentleman, not as dashing as Errol Flynn. Still one of the few films that does have him as a complete hero.

Beery is also given his usual kid to play against with Bobs Watson and Marjorie Main as well. Beery and Main were suited professionally as a team although like 99% of the people whoever knew him, Marjorie despised Beery in real life.

A really well staged battle with the Sioux climaxes Wyoming. For some reasons this film is not well known and I think if MGM had sprung for color it would have a better reputation. I think if you see it, if you're a western fan you'll agree.


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