DMMW #2: Santa Fe Stampede

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    • DMMW #2: Santa Fe Stampede

      This month's Duke Monthly Movie Watch (DMMW) is: Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

      How it works: Here is the basics, each month on the first of each month we'll post a new Duke Wayne movie in this forum for all of us to watch. The hope is that you'll have a chance to sit down and watch the chosen movie within the first week or two of the month and share your thoughts, or insights of that movie here in this thread. I'm hoping that doing this will generate greater appreciation for the movie of the month.

      I realize that many of the movies will not be available online to watch via the forum, so many of the movies will have to be watched either by DVD that you already own OR you can choose to rent the movie online from Amazon streaming service or some other online movie streaming service.


      Santa Fe Stampede is embedded below from YouTube so you should be able to watch it from this thread. If not let us know.

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    • Just a reminder that the current Duke Monthly Movie Watch is coming to an end. You have just a few days to watch it and come back and comment.

      Santa Fe Stampede is a 1938 b-western for Republic Pictures.
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    • Trivia: Santa Fe Stampede director George Sherman's last and most successful feature film as a director was directing John Wayne in Big Jake 1971.
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    • I watched this last week, and then forgot to write about it! It's a fun little B-Western, and not much else can be said about it!

      I'm not a big fan of Duke's "Three Mesquiteers" movies, but this one isn't bad! It has a more serious tone than the other movies of the series that Duke starred in, including a brutal double murder you don't often see in an old B Western!

      There was action and suspense and the good guys won at the end; everything you'd expect from this kind of movie!

      The climax was a little lame; as bad as the bad guy was (and Leroy Mason was good at playing bad guys), I wanted to see a tougher, more prolonged beating! This was a quick slugfest and then it was over!

      The worst part about these Mesquiteers movies is (in my opinion), Dukes worst comic sidekick, Max Turhune as Lullaby and his ventriloquist dummy, Lester! No self-respecting cowboy rides the range with a doll! And if so, his sidekicks at one time would have gotten so annoyed by this, that Lester would have ended up as kindling for the campfire!

      So, to sum it up; fun, nothing special, something good for a movie night double feature if you follow it up with something better!