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Bob McAdams arrives in the town of Sunrise and turns in his gun promising to stay out of trouble. When a gambler cheats him at poker, he backs down rather than fight. But when the Wells Fargo office is robbed and the Agent shot, he straps on his gun once again and heads out after the robbers.Written by
Maurice VanAuken <email@example.com>
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The story of Wells Fargo Days is straight from the pages of History. Men, women and incidents have been drawn with fidelity from the annals of America's far flung frontier of the 19th century.
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The only exception was the narrator (voice) added by Warner Bros in 1944. This film (short) was produced by Cinecolor, Inc. (2809 South Olive Avenue, Burbank, California), in order to get more theatrical exposure for their color process Cinecolor. It was shown and distributed to theatres in the U.S. by the film exchanges of Monogram Pictures Corporation. The original, country of origin title was "The Man from Tascosa" in 1939. For whatever reason the Warner Brothers shorts department acquired this film in 1944 and changed the title to "Wells Fargo Days." Most likely because they didn't have the raw film (World War Two shortages) and needed to fulfill their obligations to exhibitors to deliver a certain amount of color shorts for that production season...and they had already edited into a short all the feature Technicolor westerns they owned. And, yes, the reason that some reviewers of the Warner 1944 version thought the "Technicolor was a bit washed out was because it wasn't in Technicolor to begin with...it was in Cinecolor and pale green dominated. The cast and crew credits alone should have tipped the film experts that "Wells Fargo Days" was not produced by Warner Brothers; Dennis Moore, Louise Stanley, Lafe McKee, Mack Wright and Bennett Cohen were not starring in nor directing and writing 1944 Warner Bros. productions...features nor shorts. What Warners did do was have some in-house editors chop some footage from the original and hire Art Baker to narrate the gaps in the plot. And, because there was no new footage shot, the correct attribute for every actor---credited or uncredited--- is and always will be (archive footage), with one single exception...Art Baker's (voice) narration.
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