The Man From Monterey (1933)

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    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

    Edited 8 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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.


    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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

  • Thanks for the link uncle Keith.

    He sure had a lot of parts. The only one I can remember having seen except for the John Wayne films is "Road to Zanzibar".

    Cheeky Monkey

  • 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

  • Hi Popol

    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, you may also recognise him in many other films, he and John Ford had a very fractious relationship.



  • 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:

  • 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:.

  • 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