5.5/10
332
10 user 4 critic

Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 27 May 1933 (USA)
John Bishop discovers a plot to rob a silver mine belonging to his girlfriend Mary's father and, to foil the evildoers, he joins them.

Director:

Mack V. Wright

Writers:

Will Levington Comfort (story "Somewhere South in Sonora" in The Saturday Evening Post), Joseph Anthony Roach (adaptation) (as Joe Roach)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A cavalry officer helps save a family's ranch from land grabbers.

Director: Mack V. Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.

Director: Tenny Wright
Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Frank McHugh
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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
Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Paul Hurst
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Duke is wrongly convicted for a killing, but he escapes from prison and heads out west to find the real killer.

Director: Armand Schaefer
Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler
Blue Steel (1934)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Certificate: Passed Music | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Bad guy Kincaid controls the local water supply and plans to do in the other ranchers. Government agent Saunders shows up undercover to do in Kincaid and win the heart of one of his victims Fay Denton.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Cecilia Parker, Forrest Taylor
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, Anita Campillo
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Verna Hillie
Certificate: Passed Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen
Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Stars: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... John Bishop
Duke Duke ... Duke - John's Horse
Henry B. Walthall ... Bob Leadly
Shirley Palmer Shirley Palmer ... Mary Burton
Ann Fay Ann Fay ... Patsy Ellis (as Ann Faye)
J.P. McGowan ... Monte Black
Paul Fix ... Bart Leadly
Ralph Lewis ... Mr. Kelly Burton
Frank Rice ... Riley
Billy Franey ... Shorty
Edit

Storyline

Framed for a stagecoach accident, John Bishop is jailed. Bob Leady helps break him out and in return John heads for Sonoora to look for Leady's missing son. He finds him when he joins Monte Black's gang, a gang from which no member has ever escaped alive. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Death rides south of the border! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abrechnung in Sonora See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Using the name "Monte Black" as the villain was something of an in-joke at Warners, where Monte Blue was a star during the silent era. After sound came in, he was relegated to minor supporting roles at the studio, albeit in some very good films like Casablanca (1942) and Key Largo (1948). See more »

Quotes

Bob Leadly: [Talking about his missing son] A man was killed. Some of the men who were present seemed to think Bart was the guilty party. They found out later that he was innocent, but... Bart's gone.
John Bishop: Hung? Where is he? What happened?
Bob Leadly: I'm not sure, but I heard he was south - somewhere in Sonora, a bandit in the gang of Monte Black.
John Bishop: Monte Black?
Bob Leadly: Once a man joins that gang, he never comes out alive. It's known as the Brotherhood of Death.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Toonheads: The Lost Cartoons (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady of Spain
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Tolchard Evans
Played by a band in the Mexican saloon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wayne Down South
25 January 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

A Twin Forks (Arizona) "Stage Coach Race" mishap lands participating John Wayne (as John Bishop) in jail. Ranch boss Henry B. Walthall (as Bob Leadly) thinks Mr. Wayne is innocent, but attractive brunette Shirley Palmer (as Mary Burton) isn't sure. After escaping, Wayne decides to help the kindly Mr. Walthall by rescuing his son, Paul Fix (as Bart Leadly), from some southern border bandits. Coincidently, Ms. Palmer is also headed south, with annoyingly accented blonde companion Ann Faye (as Patsy Ellis)...

The best thing to be said about Wayne's penultimate Warner Brothers western may be "he was still learning his craft". It doesn't help that "Somewhere in Sonora" is another sloppily pieced together re-make of an older "silent". Ken Maynard's 1927 version looks like it was more exciting, judging from the excised footage included here. Walthall (second-billed!) hasn't much to offer. Old boyfriends Frank Rice (as Riley) and Billy Franey (as Shorty) are amusing. Mr. Fix (a Wayne film regular) does well, in an early role. The part of the ending shootout with J.P. McGowan (as Monte Black) taking aim at Wayne is memorable.

*** Somewhere in Sonora (5/27/33) Mack V. Wright ~ John Wayne, Shirley Palmer, Paul Fix, Henry B. Walthall


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed