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The Lonely Trail (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Western | 25 May 1936 (USA)
Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Bernard McConville (screen play), Jack Natteford (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... Captain John Ashley
Ann Rutherford ... Virginia Terry
Cy Kendall ... Adjutant General Benedict Holden
Bob Kortman ... Captain Hays
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Snowflake (as Snowflake)
Sam Flint ... Governor of Texas
Dennis Moore ... Dick Terry (as Denny Meadows)
Jim Toney Jim Toney ... Jed Calicutt (as Jim Tony)
Etta McDaniel ... Mammy (as Etta Mcdaniels)
Yakima Canutt ... Bull Horrell
Lloyd Ingraham ... Tucker
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Mayor (as James Marcus)
Bob Burns ... Jeff Pruitt
Rodney Hildebrand Rodney Hildebrand ... Cavalry Captain
Eugene Jackson Eugene Jackson ... Harmonica Player / Dancer
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Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers. He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pista Abandonada See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(uncredited)
Written by Wallis Willis
Arranged by Henry Thacker Burleigh
Sung by the blacks at the fake funeral
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Painful to watch
26 October 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Although I am a John Wayne fan, this film was painful to watch. Which begs the question, did John Ford bring something to John Wayne's career that he didn't possess before they worked together? I would say that they both needed each other. The John Ford films without John Wayne weren't that good, and the westerns that John Wayne appeared in like this one (which were not directed by John Ford) were just as bad. So what exactly did John Wayne lack in this film? I think the non-John Ford directed John Wayne westerns lacked a story, emotional depth, colour, scenery and a bit of spectacle. Before the John Ford/Wayne collaboration, westerns were just some B picture, but what John Ford did was to give it spectacle like the Cecil B. DeMille films.


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