The Lonely Trail (1936)

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    • The Lonely Trail (1936)



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      Plot Summary
      Though he fought for the North in the Civil War, John is asked by the Governor of Texas
      to get rid of some troublesome carpetbaggers.
      He enlists the help of Holden before learning that Holden too is plundering the local folk.
      Summary written by Ed Stephan

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Capt. John Ashley
      Ann Rutherford .... Virginia Terry
      Cy Kendall .... Adjutant General Benedict Holden
      Bob Kortman .... Capt. Hays
      Fred 'Snowflake' Toones .... Snowflake (as Snowflake)
      Sam Flint .... Governor of Texas
      Dennis Moore .... Dick Terry (as Denny Meadows)
      Jim Toney .... Trooper Jed Calicutt (as Jim Tony)
      Etta McDaniel .... Mammy (as Etta McDaniels)
      Yakima Canutt .... Trooper Bull Horrell
      Lloyd Ingraham .... Tucker (bookkeeper)
      James A. Marcus .... Mayor (as James Marcus)
      Bob Burns .... Rancher Jeff Pruitt
      Rodney Hildebrand .... Cavalry captain
      Eugene Jackson .... Harmonica player/dancer
      Floyd Shackelford .... Armstrong, black carpetbagger
      rest of cast listed alphabetically:
      Bob Card .... Rancher (uncredited)
      Horace B. Carpenter .... Wagon loader (uncredited)
      Oscar Gahan .... Townsman (uncredited)
      Henry Hall .... Officer (uncredited)
      Jack Ingram .... First sharpshooting trooper (uncredited)
      Clyde Kenney .... Trooper (uncredited)
      Charles King .... Sentry (uncredited)
      Jack Kirk .... Trooper shot by Jed (uncredited)
      Tracy Layne .... Trooper shooting at Hays and Holden (uncredited)
      Leon Lord .... Blaine (uncredited)
      Murdock MacQuarrie .... Rancher (uncredited)
      Lafe McKee .... Prisoner shot in the back (uncredited)
      Nina Mae McKinney .... Dancer (uncredited)
      Tex Phelps .... Trooper (uncredited)
      Bud Pope .... Trooper (uncredited)
      Francis Walker .... Rancher (uncredited)
      Clifton Young .... Son of murdered rancher (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Bernard McConville also story
      Jack Natteford

      William Nobles
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • The Lonely Trail is a 1936 American Western film starring John Wayne and Ann Rutherford.

      This was Duke's last movie for Republic
      Joseph Kane, a former editor for Paramount,
      directed and empathized action over story

      Like most of Duke's early director's,
      he shot his movies in 6 days

      Joseph Kane said
      Before you start out in the morning,
      you have to plan what you're going to do...
      so you don't waste anytime

      Ann Rutherford was Duke's love interest
      and served as a pleasant foil to his manliness.

      Ann Rutherford said at The Lawless Nineties opening
      The cast is kept so busy, that it can find very little time
      for such luxeries as romance and convention

      Duke was suppoerted by great pros such as
      Cy Kendall and lifelong Pal Yakima Canutt

      User Review
      Going Against Your Neighbors
      27 January 2007 | by bkoganbing (Buffalo, New York)

      John Wayne is indeed traveling The Lonely Trail in this film. He's a Texan who enlisted with the Yankee army and has now returned home after the war to the scorn of his neighbors. They've been given less reason than ever to like the color blue. Reconstruction has come to Texas in the position of profiteering carpetbagger Cy Kendall who had a specialty in roles showing corpulent corruption.

      The more Wayne sees, the more he doesn't like, the trick now is to convince his neighbors he's really on their side.

      Sad, but this is one of John Wayne's worst films. It abounds in racial stereotyping. East Texas back in the day was not too different from the culture of the Deep South, it had its share of cotton plantations and slaves. Looking at the blacks in this film you would think those Yankees were their enemies as well. Seeing Etta McDaniel and Fred Toone and the other plantation hands singing because of the 'death' of the young master Dennis Moore is one of the worst examples of racism I've ever seen in any film.

      Only the most devoted fans of the Duke will find anything good in this film.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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