The Duke's mannerisms

It's interesting to see some of the mannerisms that appear so readily in later pictures get their "genesis" in the films of this phase of his career.

As was to be expected of a "C" level studio production, the editing and production values were less than ideal. The Duke, Evalyn Knapp, Reginald Barlow, and Arthur Hoyt, however, were really good!

I showed the promise of a fine comedic future, if that was the way his career would have gone. Although I doubt he would have achieved anything NEAR the success that he did if he had gone the comedic route.

I'm glad I have it on DVD, so that I can see it again and again. It gets a little better each time I watch it.

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway. John Wayne


I do agree with you - if one can look past the amateurish editing here & there, it's really an enjoyable way to spend an hour. And Wayne was indeed more than a horse-riding hero, he had some comedic chops to fall back on had the westerns not been as successful.

I'm not sure if I'll watch it again and again but it's a better film than others here give it credit for.

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Count me in. Liked all three leads, but Knapp was the standout. Pity the ending of the film was so rushed.


If not for it being included in a 25 film pack, mostly '30's oaters, I never would have seen this film. I'll probably not watch it again but am happy for the historical reference.
Regarding Wayne's comedy, he always seemed comfortable in those roles wanting it. North To Alaska and Donovan's Reef are two good examples. He make it, that sense of humor, a part of more serious characters as well.
It all seemed natural, which was a measure of his talent.
Way down deep I'm very superficial.