Somewhere in Sonora (1933)

57 or 59 mins | Western | 27 May 1933

Director:

Mack V. Wright

Cinematographer:

Ted McCord

Editor:

Wm. Clemens

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Will Levington Comfort's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post 22 Nov-29 Nov 1924, when it was entitled Somewhere South in Sonora . Publicity material indicates that some of the scenes were shot on location in Sonora, CA. The story was previously filmed by First National in 1927, starring Ken Maynard (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

Will Levington Comfort's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post 22 Nov-29 Nov 1924, when it was entitled Somewhere South in Sonora . Publicity material indicates that some of the scenes were shot on location in Sonora, CA. The story was previously filmed by First National in 1927, starring Ken Maynard (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.5233). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Jun 33
p. 7.
Motion Picture Daily
7 Jun 33
p. 8.
Variety
27 Jun 33
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Four Star Western
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Somewhere South in Sonora by Will Levington Comfort (Boston, 1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1933
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph, Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 May 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3890
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57 or 59
Length(in feet):
5,318
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Cowhand John Bishop is wrongly accused of cheating during a rodeo in Arizona but is befriended by Bob Leadly, who manages to free him from jail. In gratitude, John goes to Sonora to find Leadly's son Bart, who is thought to be a member of Monte Black's gang of bandits. John is accompanied by Riley and Shorty, his two friends. On the way, John rescues Mary Burton from a runaway horse team, and after learning that she is on the way to visit her father, who operates a silver mine near Sonora, Mexico, he escorts her and her friend, Patsy Ellis, to the Burton ranch. During an attempt to find Bart, John is captured by the bandits, but pretends to be a bandit himself, joining the gang. While enduring a series of tests by the gang, he continually mentions the town of Twin Falls, thus letting Bart know that he is a friend. Black plans a raid on Burton's mining operation, but suspicious of John and Bart, the gang leaves them behind to guard the horses while they conduct the raid. Prevented from warning his friends, John sends his horse, Duke, to ring the warning bell. Meanwhile, he and Bart loosen the horses' saddles to hinder the bandits' getaway. John and Bart hide in the hills, sending Duke to bring help. The Mexican authorities, led by Mary, arrive just in time, and Mary greets John with a warm ... +


Cowhand John Bishop is wrongly accused of cheating during a rodeo in Arizona but is befriended by Bob Leadly, who manages to free him from jail. In gratitude, John goes to Sonora to find Leadly's son Bart, who is thought to be a member of Monte Black's gang of bandits. John is accompanied by Riley and Shorty, his two friends. On the way, John rescues Mary Burton from a runaway horse team, and after learning that she is on the way to visit her father, who operates a silver mine near Sonora, Mexico, he escorts her and her friend, Patsy Ellis, to the Burton ranch. During an attempt to find Bart, John is captured by the bandits, but pretends to be a bandit himself, joining the gang. While enduring a series of tests by the gang, he continually mentions the town of Twin Falls, thus letting Bart know that he is a friend. Black plans a raid on Burton's mining operation, but suspicious of John and Bart, the gang leaves them behind to guard the horses while they conduct the raid. Prevented from warning his friends, John sends his horse, Duke, to ring the warning bell. Meanwhile, he and Bart loosen the horses' saddles to hinder the bandits' getaway. John and Bart hide in the hills, sending Duke to bring help. The Mexican authorities, led by Mary, arrive just in time, and Mary greets John with a warm embrace. +

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