Posts from ethanedwards in thread „Winds Of The Wasteland (1936)“

    I stand by my original claim, this the best pre "Stagecoach" movie that John Wayne made, his mannerisms are really perfecting and his wardrobe has greatly improved.

    Personally I would recommend the colourised version, I found the following version of this movie online and I have to ask does the background music play throughout the film or has this version also been dubbed?

    Robbie take a look at this one form our Archives

    Winds of the Wasteland

    Double-feature DVD from Canada company Cascadia Entertaiment. The voice was his own in both movies. I bought this disc on Abebooks, they sometimes have DVDs and VHS on sale.


    I don't have the DVD, but here's a post by Vera!

    I think it's great, and you know Robbie,
    they could have re-made this one in Duke's later life!!

    Winds of the Wasteland is a 1936 Western film, starring John Wayne and Phyllis Fraser.
    The film was directed by Mack V. Wright, and was released by Republic Pictures.
    The rights on this movie haven't been renewed, so this movie is legally free to watch on various internet sites,
    and sometimes features a colorized version under the title Stagecoach Run.

    This oater, was one of the earlier releases of the new amalgamated Republic Studios.
    This is one of my favourites.

    Duke and his pal, are made redundant from the Pony Express,
    and as a leaving gift, they are allowed to take some horses.
    They set up their own stage line, but are given a ghost town as
    a base, but it's not long before they secure a government contract
    by winning a thrilling stagecoach race.

    I have this film on VHS in a re-dubbed Colour verion,
    the dubbing, of what seems to be someone else speaking Duke,
    is awful, but it doesn't distract from a very enjoyable film.

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    Photo with courtesy of lasbugas


    Plot Summary
    The arrival of the telegraph put Pony Express riders
    like John Blair and his pal Smoky out of work.
    A race will decide whether they or stageline owner
    Drake get the government mail contract.

    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... John Blair
    Phyllis Fraser .... Barbara Forsythe
    Lew Kelly .... Mayor Rocky O'Brien
    Douglas Cosgrove .... Cal Drake (Buchanan Stage Line)
    Lane Chandler .... Larry Adams (Blair's partner)
    Sam Flint .... Dr. William 'Doc' Forsythe
    Bob Kortman .... Cherokee Joe (henchman) (as Robert Kortman)
    Ed Cassidy .... Mr. Dodge (Pony Express manager)
    Jon Hall .... Jim (Pony Express rider) (as Charles Locher)
    Merrill McCormick .... Henchman Pete (as W.M. McCormick)
    Christian J. Frank .... Graham, Telegraph crew chief (as Chris Franke)
    Jack Rockwell .... Buchanan City Marshal
    Arthur Millett .... Postmaster In Buchanan City
    Tracy Layne .... Reed
    Yakima Canutt .... Smokey (uncredited)
    Horace B. Carpenter .... Settler with sick child (uncredited)
    Herman Hack .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Henry Hall .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Lloyd Ingraham .... Man showing stage to Barbara (uncredited)
    Jack Ingram .... Guard (uncredited)
    Cliff Lyons .... Express rider (uncredited)
    Murdock MacQuarrie .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Clyde McClary .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Bud McClure .... Green (guard) (uncredited)
    Art Mix .... Ed (Pony Express rider) (uncredited)
    George Morrell .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Bud Pope .... Henchman (uncredited)
    Francis Walker .... Townsman (uncredited)
    Joe Yrigoyen .... Pike, Drake's stage driver (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Joseph F. Poland (story and screenplay)

    William Nobles

    Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
    Tracy Layne .... stunts (uncredited)
    Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
    Francis Walker .... stunts (uncredited)
    Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (uncredited)

    Filming Locations
    Agoura Ranch, Agoura, California, USA
    Brandeis Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Sacramento River Valley, California, USA
    Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA
    (stock footage)

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    Winds of the Wasteland