Sagebrush Trail (1933)

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    • Sagebrush Trail (1933)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Plot Summary
      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.
      Summary written by Doug Sederberg

      John Brant escapes jail after being wrongly accused of murder then joins a gang
      hoping to find the real killer.
      The real killer happens to be a member of the gang and he suspects Brant is up to no good.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... John Brant (using alias John Smith)
      Nancy Shubert .... Sally Blake
      Lane Chandler .... Joseph Conlon (alias Bob Jones)
      Yakima Canutt .... Ed Walsh (Outlaw Gang Leader)
      Henry Hall .... Dad Blake
      Wally Wales .... Deputy Sheriff
      Art Mix .... Henchman
      Bob Burns .... Sheriff Parker
      Ted Adams .... Taggart (uncredited)
      Silver Tip Baker .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Hank Bell .... Henchman (uncredited)
      William Dyer .... Blind Pete (uncredited)
      Julie Kingdon .... Town Girl (uncredited)
      Tex Phelps .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Hal Price .... Bud, Train Engineer (uncredited)
      Archie Ricks .... Stage Driver (uncredited)
      Robert Walker .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Blackjack Ward .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Slim Whitaker .... Henchman Dick (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Lindsley Parsons (story) and
      Will Beale (story) uncredited
      Lindsley Parsons (screenplay) uncredited

      Archie Stout

      Yakima Canutt .... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
      Jack Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
      Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)

      * Continuity: While the store proprietor reads a note written by John Brant,
      there is a sudden brief cut for no apparent purpose to the exact shot of Brant and Conlon
      riding into town which was used a few moments earlier, before their visit to the store.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Bronson Caves, Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Kernville, California, USA
      Trem Carr Ranch, Newhall, California, USA

      Watch the Full Movie:-

      Sagebrush Trail
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Sagebrush Trail is a 1933 American modern day Western film with locations
      filmed at Bronson Canyon starring John Wayne and featuring Lane Chandler and Yakima Canutt.
      It was the second Lone Star Productions film released by Monogram Pictures.

      I am biased towards, these Lone Star films.
      I enjoy all of them, for all their whirlwind, few days, low budget filming,
      they are a joy, and fun to watch.
      It is great to see Duke maturing in his career, and by the end of the series,
      his cadence is lower, and more mature.

      Throughout this series there were some fine character actors,
      and this one, is no exception, with Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt
      and Earl Dwire, adding their professional touch.


      User Review
      The Best "Lone Star" Western! A landmark!
      14 January 2007 | by John W Chance (San Francisco, California)

      Many of these 30s low budget westerns start with the "hero wrongly accused of a crime" premise, finally discovering, catching up with and gunning down the real killer; but this one is clearly not only the best 'Lone Star' western, but is, in fact, an enjoyable, well made film, with themes, photography, locations, and stunt work you won't find in hundreds of other 'oaters.'

      You'll find at least four different versions out, from the discount b/w (the VINA and who knows how many other $2.00 single film DVD copies; the Platinum "Great American Western" Volume 35 version -- which at least has three other westerns on one DVD) to the new colorized versions, including the excellent digitally restored 23-minute Sterling version with a new, modernized soundtrack -- which just zooms by). There's a reason for all this -- it's a landmark film!

      Basically, the theme is not far from the mythic: the good guy (John Wayne) befriends the man who put him in prison (Lane Chandler with equal screen time), and helps him redeem himself. You get underwater photography of John Wayne escaping the sheriff; the zoom in shot of the Sheriff beside the wanted posters of Conlon and Brant, fading into a shot of them facing each other; the extensive location shots of Bronson Canyon and the Bronson 'Cave,' which has been seen in dozens of serial, western, horror and SF films (including the 1956 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers') that show all three entrances, as well as how to get up to the Canyon; the unbelievable stunt work by Yakima Canutt, including leaping up on a hitching post and over a horse to land on another horse, flying and running horse mounts; and the great acting of John Wayne -- I'm not kidding! Kudos to the director and screen writer!

      A great introduction to, and high watermark of, 1930s westerns!
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Memorable 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 pretty near all in, ain't ya. Better come up with me to the hideout and meet the Big Chief.
      We're short a coupla hands.

      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • One of my favorites from that era.I have watched it a number of times now.Funny that in most of these early westerns his name was most of the time "John something".
    • Re: Sagebrush Trail (1933)

      The first poster here is like the one in Keith's first post in this thread; the second one is the same poster, but the coloring is a little brighter, and then the third one is a 1939 re-release poster.
    • Re: Sagebrush Trail (1933)

      Another nice Lone Star movie! - I liked the story about this friendship between the Duke and the outlaw. I watched two versions of the movie right now: a beautiful remastered black and white version with fine new German dubbing and a colorized version with the old bad German dubbing...
      The quality of the picture and the dubbing of these old John Wayne movies released on DVD in Germany were real bad during the last years!
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."

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