The Wagon Master (1929)

70 mins | Western | 8 September 1929

Director:

Harry Joe Brown

Writer:

Marion Jackson

Cinematographer:

Ted McCord

Editor:

Fred Allen

Production Company:

Ken Maynard Productions
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Oct 1929.
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Variety
2 Oct 1929
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 September 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP498
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,679 ft.
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,335
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A wagon train is organized by Bill Hollister to break the unfair monopoly acquired by Jake Lynch on food prices in numerous mining communities. The Rambler joins the train when it leaves for Gold Hill; he rescues Sue Smith from a runaway horse and takes command of the wagon train when Hollister is killed from ambush by Lynch's henchmen. Jacques Frazelle, formerly Hollister's second, schemes to displace the Rambler and to win Sue. At a waterhole, The Rambler outwits Lynch's men, and Frazelle schemes with Lynch to disrupt the wagon train. The Rambler vanquishes Frazelle in a whip fight at a dancehall; then he and his men make their way to Gold Hill in time to prevent the miners from signing an exorbitant contract with ... +


A wagon train is organized by Bill Hollister to break the unfair monopoly acquired by Jake Lynch on food prices in numerous mining communities. The Rambler joins the train when it leaves for Gold Hill; he rescues Sue Smith from a runaway horse and takes command of the wagon train when Hollister is killed from ambush by Lynch's henchmen. Jacques Frazelle, formerly Hollister's second, schemes to displace the Rambler and to win Sue. At a waterhole, The Rambler outwits Lynch's men, and Frazelle schemes with Lynch to disrupt the wagon train. The Rambler vanquishes Frazelle in a whip fight at a dancehall; then he and his men make their way to Gold Hill in time to prevent the miners from signing an exorbitant contract with Lynch. +

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