Winds Of The Wasteland (1936)

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  • WINDS OF THE WASTELAND
    DIRECTED BY MACK V. WRIGHT
    PRODUCED BY NAT LEVINE
    REPUBLIC PICTURES
    Photo with courtesy of lasbugas


    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders
    like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work.
    A race will decide whether they or stageline owner
    Drake get the government mail contract.


    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... John Blair
    Phyllis Fraser .... Barbara Forsythe
    Lew Kelly .... Mayor Rocky O'Brien
    Douglas Cosgrove .... Cal Drake (Buchanan Stage Line)
    Lane Chandler .... Larry Adams (Blair's partner)
    Sam Flint .... Dr. William 'Doc' Forsythe
    Bob Kortman .... Cherokee Joe (henchman) (as Robert Kortman)
    Ed Cassidy .... Mr. Dodge (Pony Express manager)
    Jon Hall .... Jim (Pony Express rider) (as Charles Locher)
    Merrill McCormick .... Henchman Pete (as W.M. McCormick)
    Christian J. Frank .... Graham, Telegraph crew chief (as Chris Franke)
    Jack Rockwell .... Buchanan City Marshal
    Arthur Millett .... Postmaster In Buchanan City
    Tracy Layne .... Reed
    Yakima Canutt .... Smokey (uncredited)
    Horace B. Carpenter .... Settler with sick child (uncredited)
    Herman Hack .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Henry Hall .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Lloyd Ingraham .... Man showing stage to Barbara (uncredited)
    Jack Ingram .... Guard (uncredited)
    Cliff Lyons .... Express rider (uncredited)
    Murdock MacQuarrie .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Clyde McClary .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Bud McClure .... Green (guard) (uncredited)
    Art Mix .... Ed (Pony Express rider) (uncredited)
    George Morrell .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Bud Pope .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Francis Walker .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Joe Yrigoyen .... Pike, Drake's stage driver (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Joseph F. Poland (story and screenplay)


    Cinematography
    William Nobles


    Stunts
    Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
    Tracy Layne .... stunts (uncredited)
    Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
    Francis Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
    Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)


    Filming Locations
    Agoura Ranch, Agoura, California, USA
    Brandeis Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Sacramento River Valley, California, USA
    Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
    (stock footage)


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    Winds of the Wasteland

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 9 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Winds of the Wasteland is a 1936 Western film, starring John Wayne and Phyllis Fraser.
    The film was directed by Mack V. Wright, and was released by Republic Pictures.
    The rights on this movie haven't been renewed, so this movie is legally free to watch on various internet sites,
    and Hulu.com sometimes features a colorized version under the title Stagecoach Run.


    This oater, was one of the earlier releases of the new amalgamated Republic Studios.
    This is one of my favourites.


    Duke and his pal, are made redundant from the Pony Express,
    and as a leaving gift, they are allowed to take some horses.
    They set up their own stage line, but are given a ghost town as
    a base, but it's not long before they secure a government contract
    by winning a thrilling stagecoach race.


    I have this film on VHS in a re-dubbed Colour verion,
    the dubbing, of what seems to be someone else speaking Duke,
    is awful, but it doesn't distract from a very enjoyable film.


    User Review

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Hi all,
    I received this film on DVD today and enjoyed it a lot. It was shown on our TV sometimes ago, but I unfortunatly missed it, becouse was not in the city and my brother whom I ask to record it, forget to do it. So I was always anxscios to see this movie and it proved my expectations.
    Regards,
    Senta :rolleyes:

  • I think this is a really good movie in which Duke really starts to develop his mannerisms. I would actually take this movie ahead of Legend of the Lost or the Undefeated any day of the week.


    What is the DVD version like Senta, is Dukes voice redubbed?


    :agent:

    Regards
    Robbie

  • Double-feature DVD from Canada company Cascadia Entertaiment. The voice was his own in both movies. I bought this disc on Abebooks, they sometimes have DVDs and VHS on sale.
    Regards,
    Senta

  • Keith we seem to have the same version on VHS, the version I have is colourised and Dukes voice is defently dubbed.


    Incidentally does the DVD version contain the original soundtrack?


    This is defently one B movie all John Wayne fans should see, its very good.


    :agent:

    Regards
    Robbie

  • Double-feature DVD from Canada company Cascadia Entertaiment. The voice was his own in both movies. I bought this disc on Abebooks, they sometimes have DVDs and VHS on sale.
    Regards,
    Senta


    Robbie,


    I don't have the DVD, but here's a post by Vera!


    I think it's great, and you know Robbie,
    they could have re-made this one in Duke's later life!!

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • An entertaining little B-Western with some wonderful stagecoach scenes. A fine mixture of Action, Humor, Romance and John Wayne.:thumbs_up:

    "You're too good to give a chance to." John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)

  • I stand by my original claim, this the best pre "Stagecoach" movie that John Wayne made, his mannerisms are really perfecting and his wardrobe has greatly improved.

    Personally I would recommend the colourised version, I found the following version of this movie online and I have to ask does the background music play throughout the film or has this version also been dubbed?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFeqf1wbC28

    Regards
    Robbie

  • I stand by my original claim, this the best pre "Stagecoach" movie that John Wayne made, his mannerisms are really perfecting and his wardrobe has greatly improved.

    Personally I would recommend the colourised version, I found the following version of this movie online and I have to ask does the background music play throughout the film or has this version also been dubbed?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFeqf1wbC28


    Robbie take a look at this one form our Archives



    Winds of the Wasteland

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Thanks Mike, the background noise does seem rather fuzzy - it's very distracting but to be expected with these old movies. The version I have is greatly cleaned up but the actor's voices are dubbed.

    Regards
    Robbie

  • I bought two versions of the movie in Germany, a colorized version and the black and white one. Unfortunately the German dubbing of these old Duke movies is not the best one and they gave the movie a new background music. So I choose to watch the english version on the DVD and I loved it!

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