Sandflow (1937)

58 mins | Western | 14 February 1937

Director:

Lesley Selander

Writer:

Frances Guihan

Cinematographers:

Herbert Kirkpatrick, Allen Thompson

Editor:

Bernard Loftus

Production Designer:

Ralph Berger

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The copyright synopsis calls Buck Jones's character "Starr," and Enrique De Rosas' "Florencio." According to MPH , the title is derived from the Sandflow region of the Rio Grande. Contemporary publicity records note some scenes were filmed on location in Lone Pine, CA. A modern source includes Ben Corbett in the ... More Less

The copyright synopsis calls Buck Jones's character "Starr," and Enrique De Rosas' "Florencio." According to MPH , the title is derived from the Sandflow region of the Rio Grande. Contemporary publicity records note some scenes were filmed on location in Lone Pine, CA. A modern source includes Ben Corbett in the cast. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Feb 37
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Nov 36
p. 15.
Motion Picture Daily
3-Feb-37
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Motion Picture Herald
6 Feb 37
p. 50.
Variety
24 Mar 37
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Buck Jones Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SOUND
Sd supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Starr of the Southwest" by Cherry Wilson in Street and Smith's Western Story Magazine (25 Jul--8 Aug 1936).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 February 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 December 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6796
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2894
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lane and Buck Hallett have spent their lives trying to make restitution for cattle stolen by their father stole. Each brother wears a Stetson hat emblazoned with different brands that signify the ranches from which their father stole cattle. Lane is shot and hunted after he is suspected of killing a sheriff, but he is innocent. Buck leaves Lane in the care of Joaquin, a trusted friend, while he tries to find the real murderer. In the meantime, Quayle, an untrustworthy character, plans to hunt Lane to obtain a reward. Tex, a friend of the Halletts, makes a deal with Quayle to find Lane, but plans to keep an eye on Quayle's movements so he can protect Lane. Buck sets Lane's horse free, hoping he will lead him to Los Canada, the ranch run by Rose Porter, with whom Lane is in love. Some ranchers recognize the horse and corral it, and Rose's foreman finds Buck and takes him blindfolded to Los Canada, where he is kept captive in a cabin. On Tex's advice, Joaquin removes Lane from the hideout in the sandflow to protect him from Quayle. Buck escapes from the cabin and overhears a discussion about the failure of the Porter bank and realizes Rose's father, who owns the bank, became mentally unstable after the bank's failure. Finally trusting Buck, Rose confesses that her father shot the sheriff. Rose's foreman captures Quayle, but he escapes and kills her father. Buck finds Quayle in time to save his brother, and after a struggle, Joaquin appears and renders Quayle unconscious. After all is righted, Buck and Joaquin leave Los Canada ... +


Lane and Buck Hallett have spent their lives trying to make restitution for cattle stolen by their father stole. Each brother wears a Stetson hat emblazoned with different brands that signify the ranches from which their father stole cattle. Lane is shot and hunted after he is suspected of killing a sheriff, but he is innocent. Buck leaves Lane in the care of Joaquin, a trusted friend, while he tries to find the real murderer. In the meantime, Quayle, an untrustworthy character, plans to hunt Lane to obtain a reward. Tex, a friend of the Halletts, makes a deal with Quayle to find Lane, but plans to keep an eye on Quayle's movements so he can protect Lane. Buck sets Lane's horse free, hoping he will lead him to Los Canada, the ranch run by Rose Porter, with whom Lane is in love. Some ranchers recognize the horse and corral it, and Rose's foreman finds Buck and takes him blindfolded to Los Canada, where he is kept captive in a cabin. On Tex's advice, Joaquin removes Lane from the hideout in the sandflow to protect him from Quayle. Buck escapes from the cabin and overhears a discussion about the failure of the Porter bank and realizes Rose's father, who owns the bank, became mentally unstable after the bank's failure. Finally trusting Buck, Rose confesses that her father shot the sheriff. Rose's foreman captures Quayle, but he escapes and kills her father. Buck finds Quayle in time to save his brother, and after a struggle, Joaquin appears and renders Quayle unconscious. After all is righted, Buck and Joaquin leave Los Canada to pay their final debt to the Porter ranch. The ranch is now owned by Rose, however, who relieves them of their debt and invites Lane to stay on with her. +

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