Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

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    • Santa Fe Stampede (1938)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Plot Summary
      The Mesquiteers capture a horse thief who escapes justice through a crooked judge.
      They gather signatures urging the governor to investigate but a friend
      with the petition is murdered.
      Stony is accused.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Stony Brooke
      Ray Corrigan .... Tucson Smith
      Max Terhune .... Lullaby Joslin
      June Martel .... Nancy Carson
      William Farnum .... Dave Carson
      LeRoy Mason .... Mayor Gil Byron
      Martin Spellman .... Billy Carson
      Genee Hall .... Julie Jane Carson
      Walter Wills .... Lawyer Harris
      Ferris Taylor .... Judge Henry J. Hixon
      Tom London .... Marshal Jim Wood
      Dick Rush .... Sheriff Tom
      James Cassidy .... Jed Newton (as John F. Cassidy)
      Richard Alexander .... Henchman Joe Moffit (uncredited)
      Griff Barnett .... Henry Jones, Townsman (uncredited)
      Yakima Canutt .... Ben Carey (uncredited)
      Horace B. Carpenter .... Townsman (uncredited)
      George Chesebro .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Jim Corey .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Curley Dresden .... Trial Witness (uncredited)
      Tex Driscoll .... Townsman (uncredited)
      John Elliott .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Jerry Frank .... Tex, Byron's Henchman (uncredited)
      Chick Hannon .... Spectator (uncredited)
      Charles King .... Henchman Ben (uncredited)
      Duke R. Lee .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Murdock MacQuarrie .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Bud McClure .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Nelson McDowell .... John Franklin (uncredited)
      Robert Milasch .... Miner (uncredited)
      George Morrell .... Timothy (uncredited)
      Charles Murphy .... Rancher (uncredited)
      Bud Osborne .... Henchman Mac (uncredited)
      Sarah Padden .... Mrs. Jed Newton (uncredited)
      Fred Parker .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Cliff Parkinson .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Ralph Peters .... Merchant (uncredited)
      Tex Phelps .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Russ Powell .... Townsman (uncredited)
      George Sowards .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Blackjack Ward .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Bill Wolfe .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Bob Woodward .... Henchman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Betty Burbridge screenplay
      William Colt MacDonald characters
      Luci Ward story and screenplay

      Original Music
      William Lava

      Reggie Lanning

      Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
      George Montgomery .... stunts (uncredited)
      Bob Woodward .... stunts (uncredited)

      According to the American Movie Channel, this was the first Hollywood film where the villain murders a child.

      Frank S. Nugent of The New York Times wrote that the Three Mesquiteers'
      success was "probably due to the fact that nobody has thought of ambushing them with a Flit gun".

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Brandeis Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Santa Fe Stampede is a 1938 "Three Mesquiteers" Western film
      starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune.
      Wayne played the lead in eight of the fifty-one films in the popular series.
      The director was George Sherman.
      After his unhappy spell, with the 6 picture deal with Universal,
      things changed for the better.

      A series of 'B' Westerns, was being updated, with Duke
      being invited into the role of Stony Brooke, recently vacated by
      by Bob Livingston.
      The Three Mesquiteers
      was a popular series for Republic , and Duke's winning personality,
      soon worked in, with the established characters, Ray Corrigan, as Tuscon Smith,
      Max Terhune as Lullaby Johnson, and Terhune's dummy, Elmer.

      Duke made 8 of these and this was his third.
      Although, it is said, he found them to be dreary, and a drudgery.

      I can remember seeing them, on the Saturday morning matinees,
      with all the kids, yelling, booing and hissing, at every other interval.
      I remember Elmer, with great fondness, oh and yes Duke of course.
      What an improvement he was, in these, and the Duke we now ,know and love,
      was at least shining through.
      They were horrible montrosities

      he told writer Maurice Zolotow.

      However, what Duke didn't realise, is that they had exposed him,
      to a much bigger audience, including 'A' pictures, audiences.

      They may have been a drudgery, but within months,
      the big bang, was there Stagecoach


      User Review
      Author: bsmith from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      "Santa Fe Stampede" is one of many Three Mesquiteers films made by Republic in the late 30s and early forties. The trio in this outing consisted of John Wayne, Ray "Crash" Corrigan and Max Terhune. For Wayne, this was the third of eight Three Mesquiteer films he appeared in and was his final "B" western series prior to his emergence as a major star.

      As usual the title of the movie bears little or no resemblance to the plot of the picture. The "Santa Fe" of the title is "Santa Fe Junction" and there is no stampede to be found, or for that matter, no cattle.

      What the film does have is a great cast. Wayne, Corrigan and Terhune look comfortable in their hero roles. Former silent screen star William Farnum, with his stage trained voice and elocution, plays the boys' friend and partner. The chief villain is played by Republic's busiest bad guy of the period, LeRoy Mason. In his gang of henchmen are such "B" western stalwarts as Charlie King, Bud Osborne and Dick Alexander. Tom London also appears as a marshal.

      In the video I watched, issued by Republic Pictures Home Video there are three minutes cut out. The key scene deleted involves the fate of the Farnum character and his young daughter, which some must have thought was too disturbing for young audiences. But I do not understand why the video didn't contain the complete version.

      Nevertheless, "Santa Fe Stampede" is a good way to spend an hour.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Santa Fe Stampede (1938)

      The first two posters here are the same poster, with brighter coloring on one. The third one (like Keith's in the introductory post) is from the 1953 re-issue series.
    • 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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    • All great b-western's always have dynamite.

      Santa Fe Stampede checks the box.
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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!

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