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Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

Passed | | Western | 20 September 1938 (USA)
After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to fly the gold out. The owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

William Colt MacDonald (characters), Bernard McConville (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan ... Tucson Smith
Max Terhune ... Lullaby Joslin
Louise Brooks ... Beth Hoyt
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... Ned Hoyt
John Archer ... Bob Whitney (as Ralph Bowman)
Gordon Hart Gordon Hart ... W. T.Mullins
Roy James Roy James ... Dave Harmon
Olin Francis ... Jake - Henchman
Fern Emmett ... Ma Hawkins
Henry Otho Henry Otho ... Sheriff Mason
George Sherwood George Sherwood ... Clanton - Henchman
Arch Hall Sr. Arch Hall Sr. ... Joe Waddell (as Archie Hall)
Frank LaRue ... Hank Milton (as Frank La Rue)
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Storyline

With the stage being held up regularly, the Mesquiteers decide an airplane would be better so they get the ranchers to sell their cattle and invest in the new airline. But when a gold shipment goes out, the stage line owner has his men hijack the plane. The pilot discharges the gas causing a forced landing and the Mesquiteers must now find the missing plane and recover the gold. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidos Encobertos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Western Channel print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Louise Brooks. NOTE: Contrary to popular belief, this was not intended to be her "comeback" film; she made it because she needed the money. She was paid $300 (equal to $5180, adjusted for inflation in 2017) for the film. Not long after it was released, she was found working as a salesgirl at Saks Fifth Avenue at a salary of $40 (equivelant to $690 in '17) a week. Brooks later referred to Wayne as "a purely beautiful being." See more »

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[first lines]
[reading a reward poster]
First Bandit: One thousand dollars. I guess we ain't worth much to the Oro Grande Company.
Second Bandit: That ain't no decent reward for a self-respecting bandit. What do you say we send Harmon a donation to boost the ante?
First Bandit: Maybe I will - after we polish off the three o'clock stage!
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Followed by Pioneers of the West (1940) See more »

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Competent B western with wasted Brooks
13 May 2017 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

A very competent B western, well edited and scored, but of no consequence, beyond entertainment.

Wayne is charming, Brooks in her 13 scenes in a supporting role, is vocally and facially competent as a sound film actress, but not in any way special. Any back lot actress could have acted the role as well. Her last film, and indeed, it was not a loss. She was special as a silent actress, but on the sound screen, she was mediocre to competent at best.


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