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The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | | Action, Mystery, Romance | 30 July 1934 (USA)
A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director:

Robert N. Bradbury (as R.N. Bradbury)

Writers:

Robert N. Bradbury (story) (as R.N. Bradbury), Robert N. Bradbury (screenplay) (as R.N. Bradbury)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Travers
Verna Hillie ... Anita Matlock
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Matt Matlock (as George Hayes)
Yakima Canutt ... Yak
Billy Franey ... Henchman in the Stump
Eddie Parker ... Henchman Parker (as Ed Parker)
Earl Dwire ... Henchman Mason
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Sheriff Al Davis (as Tom Lingham)
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Storyline

John Travers and his Indian companion Yak are after the mysterious Shadow and his gang. When Sheriff Davis is killed, Travers becomes Sheriff. Catching two gang members, he learns of the room where the gang gets their orders from behind a fake wall safe and makes plans to trap the Shadow. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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He fought for JUSTICE! Battled for LOVE! (original print ad) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Gang See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecasts in Syracuse Tuesday 8 March 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Saturday 26 March 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Wednesday 14 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Sunday 18 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), and in Cincinnati Monday 26 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

As Travers and Yak are putting the two bad guys into the jail cell, the one in the black hat is still carrying his holstered gun. No law man would allow a prisoner to keep his weapon at any time. See more »

Quotes

Henchman: Who's that comin'?
Matt Matlock: It's that fool girl. Stop her! Take her to the hideout!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) See more »

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Are Those Telephone Wires?
1 June 2007 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Mystery, excitement, big shootouts, and a hard riding hero. So what else could a grown-up kid ask for. Yeah, I know it's gotta have a girl, but at least Wayne doesn't have to kiss her-- what mush!

Great Lone Star action fare. Some good touches-- the river canoe, the white bandannas, and even the dangerous tree stump. George Hayes has a "straight" role here, showing what a talented creation his "Gabby" was. Okay, I didn't know it then, but those are "trip wires" that make the horse go hind-quarters over head. They made for thrilling spills, but they often broke legs and we know what happens then. I'm really glad the business was made to wise up and quit them. A lot of 30's Westerns had mystery-man masterminds behind the bad guys. This one does too. But he's hardly a secret since they tip his hand early.

Anyway, I gladly plunked down my dime in those B Western days and still think those are the best dimes I ever spent.


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