In John Wayne's first major role for John Ford and Ford's first use of the Monument Valley locale, a motley assortment of travelers, some respectable and others from the wrong side of the tracks, make a hazardous journey from Arizona to New Mexico, fighting off Indian attacks and each others' prejudices along the way. Wayne is incomparable, but the whole ensemble shines, led by Claire Trevor, John Carradine and Thomas Mitchell, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for his portrayal of a drunken doctor. DIR/PROD John Ford; SCR Dudley Nichols. U.S., 1939, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED
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