Randy Rides Alone (1934)

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    • Randy Rides Alone (1934)





      Plot Summary
      Accused of murder and robbery, Randy is released from jail to the custody of Sally Rogers so he can find the real badguys. He finds their secret hideout behind a waterfall.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Randy Bowers
      Alberta Vaughn .... Sally Rogers
      George 'Gabby' Hayes .... Marvin Black, alias Matt Matthews/Matt the Mute (as George Hayes)
      Yakima Canutt .... Henchman Spike
      Earl Dwire .... Sheriff
      Artie Ortego .... Deputy (as Arthur Artego)
      Tex Phelps .... Deputy Al
      rest of cast listed alphabetically:
      Horace B. Carpenter .... Ed Rogers (uncredited)
      Tommy Coats .... Henchman Tommy (uncredited)
      Herman Hack .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Murdock MacQuarrie .... Murder victim (uncredited)
      Perry Murdock .... Kidnapper (uncredited)
      Tex Palmer .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Mack V. Wright .... Deputy (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Lindsley Parsons (story)(screenplay)

      Archie Stout

      Yakima Canutt .... stunt double (uncredited)
      Tommy Coats .... stunt double (uncredited)

      * Continuity: The gun held by the dead man on the saloon counter changes position from one shot to another.

      * Continuity: When Marvin Black talks to all his henchmen, he has his hands hanging. Between shots he appears with his both hands leaned on his hips.

      * Continuity: Toward the end of the film, Randy gets shot by Marvin and falls with the horse. First we see him trying to stand up behind a thicket.
      After he appears faint, with his back on the ground. But when he wakes up, he is with his chest on the ground.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Santa Clarita, California, USA

      Watch the Full Movie:-

      Randy Rides Alone

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Randy Rides Alone is a Western film made in 1934.
      The 53-minute black-and-white film was directed by Harry L. Fraser,
      produced by Paul Malvern for Lone Star Productions and 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.

      In this one Duke gets off to an eerie start, when he enters,
      a saloon, strewn with bodies!!
      It is obvious now, that Duke ss perfecting his persona,
      and is stronger in his delivery and cadence.
      With support actors like Gabby, and Earl Dwire,
      and a love interest in Alberta Vaughan, she looked a little odd,
      and I don't think Duke would have fancied her, in real life.
      Was she wearing 1930's clothes and hairstyle??
      Anyway Yak, was in these as well, and boy, were these fight scenes, improving.

      Harry Fraser, the director, said of Duke,
      "Wayne never worked harder in his life, then he did in these little shoot-ups"

      In this film, Duke really fell off the horse, looked stunned, and was looking for his hat,

      Yak said,
      "I hollered at the top of my voice, for him to get on the horse, and ride out"

      The shot looked really wild, and was used in the picture

      User Review
      One of the Duke's Better Early Westerns
      11 November 2002 | by ([email protected]) (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

      "Randy Rides Alone" is one of the better entries in John Wayne's Lone Star westerns made in the early to mid 30s. And if you've ever wondered what George "Gabby" Hayes looked like without his whiskers, then this film is for you.

      Wayne plays undercover investigator Randy Bowers who is sent to investigate a series of robberies committed by Marvin Black (Hayes) and his gang. He comes upon a half-way house which has apparently been robbed and everyone in it killed. But heroine Alberta Vaughn has escaped by hiding in a secret back room. Bowers meanwhile, is arrested for the carnage by the sheriff (Earl Dwire). Black masquerades as Marvin the Mute, the General Store owner, a respectable townsman. Bowers escapes jail and manages to infiltrate the gang and well, you probably can guess the rest.

      John Wayne was in the midst of learning his craft in this series. This entry is better than most, particularly the "Singing Sandy" pictures. Hayes before he became "Gabby", played a variety of roles in the series. Sometimes he was the villain, other times the father of the heroine and sometimes a forerunner of the grizzled sidekick that we would soon come to know. Veteran stuntman Yakima Canutt also worked regularly in the series doubling just about everybody. He also played the parts of henchmen in several of them. In this one he's Hayes chief henchman "Spike
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Hi,
      The beginning of this movie with piano playing and all this dead bodies sertainly has the mood and something surrealistic. I always wonder did all later famous directors, who shoot authors films saw this movie. I think even Kurosawa may be proud of that beginning.
    • Re: Randy Rides Alone (1934)

      We noticed that Keith's poster in the introductory post for this thread looks amazing like the one we posted for Rainbow Valley! Look and see what you think -


      Below are some posters for Randy Rides Alone, none of them the same as Keith's.

      I don't know anything about the first two. The third one is a 1934 poster, and the fourth one is a 1939 reissue.
    • Re: Randy Rides Alone (1934)

      Quite a good movie. Unusual beginning and Gabby Hayes as Matt the Mute has to be seen to be believed. On the plus side there is more of the John Wayne character we know & love on display in his mannerisms and voice inn this movie. My 22nd Century DVD does have some of that annoying added on music and effects which were included with earlier colorised videos.

      The miniature model of of the Half Way Saloon is unbelievable and must have cost at least $10.00!!!

      At 52 minutes it is passable movie although some of the scenery and rocks are looking awful familar to me.

      By way of curiousity was there ever a Lone Star Whisky as advertised in the Half Way House Saloon or was this careful product placement by Lone Star.
    • Re: Randy Rides Alone (1934)

      I spent an enjoyable Saturday night watching a John Wayne double bill of B movies as well as Harrison Ford's "Witness," "Randy Rides Alone," was one of the Duke's B movies that I watched.

      I agree with many that the beginning of the movie within the Saloon was both eerie and original, I also liked the fact that Duke was beginning to perfect his mannerisms.

      The punch up scenes were a problem as there were no sound effects included, does anyone know if there are copies of these movies available with sound included to reflect the noise of a punch?

      I was also disppointed that this movie did not have a big shoot out at the end with Duke against the bad guys, the posse from the local town spoiled this as I was expecting Duke to be on his own.

      Overall I wasn't keen on this movie at all.


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