The Man From Monterey (1933)

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    • The Man From Monterey (1933)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Captain John Holmes
      Duke .... Duke, John's Horse
      Ruth Hall .... Dolores Castanares
      Luis Alberni .... Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca
      Donald Reed .... Don Luis Gonzales
      Nina Quartero .... Anita Garcia (as Nena Quartero)
      Francis Ford .... Don Pablo Gonzales
      Lafe McKee .... Don Jose Castanares
      Lillian Leighton .... Juanita
      Slim Whitaker .... Jake Morgan (as Charles Whitaker)
      Ralph Bucko .... Morgan Rider (uncredited)
      Roy Bucko .... Morgan Rider (uncredited)
      Jim Corey .... Soldier (uncredited)
      Frank Ellis .... Frank, one of Morgan's men (uncredited)
      Clarence Geldart .... U.S. Army Colonel (uncredited)
      George Hazel .... Morgan Rider (uncredited)
      Tom London .... Lieutenant Adams (uncredited)
      Chris-Pin Martin .... Manuel (uncredited)
      Ken Maynard .... The Canyon of Adventure (archive footage) (uncredited)
      Tarzan .... The Canyon of Adventure (archive footage) (uncredited)
      Blackjack Ward .... Orderly (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Leslie Mason dialogue (as Lesley Mason)
      Leslie Mason screenplay (as Lesley Mason)

      Ted D. McCord

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      The Man from Montery
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • The Man from Monterey is a 1933 American Western directed by Mack V. Wright
      and starring John Wayne.
      It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures.

      This is the 6th. and last of 6 films Duke made with Warner Bros, as re-makes of some
      silent films, that Ken Maynard had made,
      This one is a 1932 remake of 1926 Western film The Unknown Cavalier,
      with lots of stock footage from the original

      These Duke versions were made, to use up unused film, that WB had,
      featuring Ken Maynard and his miracle horse.
      They brought in Duke and Duke! The Wonder Horse,
      and substituted them into the films!!
      If you look closely, you can spot the difference,
      between the two actors.
      Even the two horses, are noticeably different.

      In this one, Duke as always, plays a character called, John,
      and gives as good a performance, that the film can expect.
      The films were light, spattered with a bit of humour and romance,

      Motion Picture Herald
      John Wayne's drawl, and deliberate style of movement, are fitted
      to effect a likeable picture

      Duke's love interest, was Ruth Hall, a fine good looking actress, who
      made several early pictures with him.
      She was one of the few, where there was early screen chemistry,
      and they played well together.

      Look out for Luis Alberni, he's a very funny actor.
      Also, John Ford's brother Francis is in this one, along with Lafe McKee.

      They were all modest productions,and none of them attracted much attention
      at Warner Brothers, a studio, that viewed westerns, as a social disease!
      However, they returned excellent profits and received enthusiastic reviews.

      I enjoyed this series, and they remain favourites,
      as they were amongst the first VHS, I ever bought.

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      User Review
      This is a pretty bad film for John Wayne.
      29 September 2010 | by planktonrules (Bradenton, Florida)
      Throughout the 1930s, John Wayne made a steady stream of cheap B-westerns. While none of these were classics, they were enjoyable little films--much like those of Gene Autry or Roy Rogers, though Wayne's films rarely had any singing. However, early in his career, he was still learning his craft as an actor and a few of these films are rough and just not up to the standards of his films just a year or two later. I've seen several dozen of these films and I think "The Man From Monterey" might be the worst of the bunch. Here are some examples of how bad this film is:

      At the 11 minute mark, there's some really bad acting and terrible action. A jerk beats a poor guy over the head with a guitar. He actually hits the guy in slow-motion and Wayne's reaction is amateurish as well--it's obvious he still has a lot to learn as an actor and the entire scene looked fake.

      A few times, lines were flubbed but the director didn't care enough to re-film the scene.

      Few of the Hispanics in the film seemed of Spanish origin! They often lacked accents and couldn't speak the language in the least. In one scene, a supposedly Hispanic lady says that "hasta luego is 'see you later'". No, in Spanish, hasta luego means 'see you later' and hasta pronto is 'see you soon'. Another 'Spanish' lady gets angry and shouts "...enough of your impudence!!". Heck, most native Americans don't even use the word impudence!!

      Wayne is taken prisoner by a gang who threatens to kill him. When his fellow US Cavalry troops arrive, Wayne LIES--telling the men he is okay and not being held prisoner! Why would he do this?!

      The WORST sword fighting scene in history--many high school plays feature more realistic sword-play!

      Stock footage from a silent film is used in one scene. You can tell because the speed is way too fast--the result of using silent stock on sound machines.

      The only GOOD thing about the film is Philippe in drag. Seeing this ALMOST made this bland film worth seeing...almost.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      I just finished watching this for the first time and once again I am surprised by how good a couple of these Warner movies are. I find this one far better than any of the Lone Star movies, and probably the best one of the Warner movies too. It kept me sitting entertained all the way through. Good story and the "Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca" character adds the touch of humor that the movie needs.

      John Wayne plays "John Holmes":uhoh: Pity about the name.

      Popol Vuh
    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      Hi Cheeky Monkey,,
      I'm pleased you like that actor, that makes two of us,
      he's a great character actor,He also appears
      with Duke in The Big Stampede

      Here's a link to him

      Pals of the Saddle- Luis Alberni
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      Hi Popul.

      By the way did you spot John Ford's brother Francis,
      in the opening scenes with Lafe McKee?

      Thought you'd like this bit of dialogue,
      between Luis and Duke,

      Captain John Holmes: You know, Felipe, there's something suspicious about all this.
      Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca: Senor, we shall consult the cards. They never fail. Ah, they never fail.
      Captain John Holmes: Aw, stick those cards in your...
      Felipe Guadalupe Constacio Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca: SENOR!
      Captain John Holmes: your pocket. Come on.
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      Robbie wrote:

      One of Francis Fords more famous roles was that of the old dieing man in 'The Quiet Man', who is having the last rites read to him . . .

      who, upon hearing the big fight going on outside, jumps up off his "death bed" and runs out the door and down the street to watch (he didn't look too "dying" then:biggrin:).

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      Wow, look at that poster in Keith's introductory post - Duke looks like Superman!

      These other posters aren't quite as exciting, but they are real neat nonetheless.

      The first one is from 1933, the second is a 1939 re-release poster.

      Notice how Duke the horse gets billing on the 1933 poster :biggrin:.
    • Re: The Man From Monterey (1933)

      Just watched this today, as I'm rewatching some of JW's 1930's movies.... I, too, thought JW looked like a superhero swooping in to the rescue on that first poster, and I don't remember seeing JW's gal sporting that green modern looking dress !!!

      The story wasn't that bad, and there is some good vibes between JW and his gal !!! Not as wooden as it sometimes is .......

      Dee x