Winds of the Wasteland (1936)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Romance, Western


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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.


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Director:

Mack V. Wright

Writers:

Joseph F. Poland (screen play), Joseph F. Poland (original story)

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18 November 2019 | frank4122
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| Duke turns ghost town to show town
Republic pictures offers better production quality and John Wayne delivers the goods. A young Duke is a former Pony Express rider whilst none of the traits of his later career are present he does have the charm, warmth, and heroism of a man on a mission. He partners nicely with Lane Chandler in competition for a lucrative government postal contract. Boss Douglas Cosgrove and his henchman Bob Kortman figuratively and literally provide stiff competition in a race to the finish and yes Yak (Yakima Canutt) is on the attack. Phyllis Fraser does well as Wayne's bewildered love interest and dad (Sam Flint) as the doctor has his hands full with guns a blazin. Lew Kelly provided great comic relief as the jack of all trades in Crescent City. Also great to see Jack Rockwell, 'the man who represented the law in the West'. Winds of the Wastland has it all and a bonus Yak Ben Hur style stagecoach race at the end.

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