Overland Stage Raiders (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

Overland Stage Raiders (1938)





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The "Three Mesquiteers"--John Wayne, Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune--find themselves in the modern-day west in Overland Stage Raiders. The "stages" being raided are actually Greyhound buses, bearing gold shipments to the east. Airborne hijackers steal the gold, but the Mesquiteers vanquish the crooks, then parachute to safety. Overland Stage Raiders represents John Wayne's second appearance in Republic's Three Mesquiteers series, but never mind that. The film's leading lady was former silent star and future cult- figure Louise Brooks, the hauntingly beautiful leading lady of G.W. Pabst's Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora's Box, here making her last film appearance. When asked in later years why she would accept such an unprepossessing project, the no-nonsense Brooks replied that she needed the three hundred dollars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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John Wayne
as Stony Brooke
Max "Alibi" Terhune
as Lullaby Joslin
Louise Brooks
as Beth Hoyt
Anthony Marsh
as Ned Hoyt
Ralph Bowman
as Bob Whitney
Gordon Hart
as Mullins
James Roy
as Harmon
Fern Emmett
as Ma Hawkins
Henry Otho
as Sheriff
Yakima Canutt
as Bus Driver
Jack Kirk
as Henchman
Milton Kibbee
as Airline Passenger
Bud Osborne
as Rancher
Bud McClure
as Rancher
John Beach
as Henchman
Tommy Coats
as Henchman
George Plues
as Henchman
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This Mesquiteer western looks like all the others except for the airplanes.

May 5, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This is a movie only for John Wayne completists and Louise Brooks completists, and if you're both at the same time, it's a great day for you.

October 10, 2012 | Full Review…

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