Hidden Valley (1932)

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A cowboy is hired by an archaeologist to help find "Hidden Valley", where an Indian gold treasure is supposed to be buried. Just when he finds it, the archaeologist is killed, and the cowboy his charged with his murder.


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16 May 2008 | JohnHowardReid
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| Just One Point Short of a Hidden Masterpiece!
This movie's outstanding production values are partly explained by the fact that it was filmed back to back with "Riders of the Desert". Fortunately this largess of striking location backgrounds helps to disguise some otherwise rather obvious holes in the plot of Wellyn Totman's excitingly punchy, well-characterized script.

Also contributing to this admirable deception are some solid slices of action including at least two really spectacular stunts, plus the climactic entrance of the Goodyear blimp, an even more fascinating object in 2008 than it was back in 1932. And still more thrilling, the blimp doesn't just hover around on the outskirts of the main play like a reluctant guest, but actually plays a vital part in this whole super-suspenseful escapade.

As well as Bradbury's stylishly energetic direction, some great acting in all roles, large and small, also helps to send viewers away happy. As might be expected, Bob Steele makes the most of a made-to-measure role, while Gertrude Messinger shines as the attractive heroine. Francis McDonald, as usual, is hard to beat as a serpentine heavy. Here he is ably assisted by George "Gabby" Hayes, Dick Dickinson and Joe De La Cruz. Also making a major contribution to the movie's success is Ray Hallor in his second last film (he died in 1944), as our heroine's brother, a most convincing milk-and-water turncoat.

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Action | Adventure | Romance | Western

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