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The Big Stampede (1932)

Passed | | Western | 8 October 1932 (USA)
Deputy Sheriff John Steele recruits bandit Sonora Joe to help him find out who's been bumping off all the local lawmen and rustling the cattle.

Director:

Tenny Wright

Writers:

Marion Jackson (story "The Land Beyond the Law"), Kurt Kempler (screen play & dialogue by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Steele
Noah Beery ... Sam Crew
Paul Hurst ... Henchman Arizona
Mae Madison ... Ginger Malloy
Luis Alberni ... Sonora Joe
Berton Churchill ... Gov. Wallace
Sherwood Bailey Sherwood Bailey ... Pat Malloy
Lafe McKee ... Cal Brett
Joseph W. Girard ... Major Parker (as Joseph Girard)
Duke Duke ... Duke - John's Horse
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Storyline

Both Sam Crew and his gang and Sonora Joe and his men are rustlers after a cattle herd just arriving. John Steele, sent by the Governor, is out to stop them. Greatly outnumbered, Steele's plan is to deputize Sonora and his men to fight the Crew gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Estirada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The horse known as "Duke"--which was also John Wayne's nickname--appeared with him in six films: The Big Stampede (1932); Haunted Gold (1932); Ride Him, Cowboy (1932); The Telegraph Trail (1933); The Man from Monterey (1933); Somewhere in Sonora (1933). See more »

Quotes

Sonora Joe: [Entering a saloon with his vaqueros] Why all this silence? Is this a saloon or somebody she's dead?
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Connections

Remade as Land Beyond the Law (1937) See more »

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Early Wayne Western Have Similar Traits, And That's Fine
19 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

A number of John Wayne's early westerns looked alike, but that's not a criticism because the handful I've seen were all entertaining.

That's one similarity: others included the fact they only were about an hour long, had interesting (albeit strange) dialog, had a pretty lead female (here, Mae Madison) and a very talented horse named "Blue." Of course, the men were all tough guys.

There is a lot of action and interesting scenes packed into this one hour.

My only complaint was that Luis Alberini's character made the Mexicans look unnecessarily stupid.


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