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Sagebrush Trail (1933)

The Duke is wrongly convicted for a killing, but he escapes from prison and heads out west to find the real killer.

Director:

Armand Schaefer

Writers:

Lindsley Parsons (story), Lindsley Parsons (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Brant - aka Smith
Nancy Shubert Nancy Shubert ... Sally Blake
Lane Chandler ... Joseph Conlon - alias Bob Jones
Yakima Canutt ... Ed Walsh
Henry Hall ... Dad Blake
Hal Taliaferro ... Deputy Sheriff (as Wally Wales)
Art Mix ... Henchman
Bob Burns ... Sheriff Parker
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Storyline

Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that 'Jones', one of the outlaws he has become friends with, committed the murder that Brant was sent up for, but has no knowledge that anyone was ever put in jail for his crime. Willing to forgive and forget, Brant doesn't realize that 'Jones' has not only fallen for the same pretty shopgirl Brant has, but begins to suspect that Brant is not truly an outlaw. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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ROMANCE RIDES! In A Drama Of Thundering Hoofs And Blazing Guns! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sagebrush Trail See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley & Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Sally reads the last line of Brant's warning note, the word 'or' is missing from the beginning and there is no sign of the preceding line. See more »

Quotes

[after eluding the sheriff by swimming underwater, John emerges on the far side of the lake at the feet of a tall gunslinger]
John Brant: Well, I guess you got me.
Joseph Conlon: [snorts] Come on out, stranger. I ain't the law. You're a pretty smart hombre and you got plenty of nerve. It strikes me that the boss could use somebody like you. What's your name?
[John glares at him]
Joseph Conlon: Smith, ain't it. That's the handle most of you fast travelers use. Aw, it's as good a name as any. Mine's Jones!
[they shake hands]
Joseph Conlon: Say, you're ...
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Remake of Partners of the Trail (1931) See more »

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Undistinguished story with brilliant stuntwork
28 July 2019 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

An American Western; A young man was sentenced for a murder he did not commit, but he escapes from prison determined to find the real killer. Joining an outlaw gang hiding out in an abandoned mine, he attempts to disrupt the outlaw gang's robberies and comes closer to finding his man. This feature, with a shorter running time, establishes character and plot effectively. But, the actors gave uninterested performances, and it has a thin storyline. The action sequences are impressive and the stunts are first rate. The sound design is impactful with scenes of thundering hooves and realistic gunfire report.


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