California Straight Ahead! (1937)

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This action drama features John Wayne in an early, non western role. He plays a trucker who owns half of a small but increasingly successful trucking firm. When Duke's company begins stealing business away from LeRoy Mason's firm, Mason retaliates by engineering the violent death of Wayne's partner, Emerson Treacy. He falls in love with the head of the railroad shipping department. Unfortunately, the evil competitor murders the Duke's partner in a mysterious explosion. The Big Guy then joins forces with an even larger company and destroys Mason's business causing Mason to team up with a train magnate and plot his revenge. The film's highlight, is a cross country race between Duke's trucks and Mason's trains.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Romance
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In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

John Wayne
as Biff Smith
Tully Marshall
as Harrison
Emerson Treacy
as Charlie Porter
Robert McWade
as Corrigan
LeRoy Mason
as Padula
Olaf Hytten
as Huggins
Lorin Raker
as Secretary
Theodore von Eltz
as James Gifford
Louise Latimer
as Mary Porter
Harry Allen
as Fish McCorkle
Grace Goodall
as Mrs. Porter
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Interesting to watch the young John Wayne in a B film not a Western.

Full Review… | November 17, 2015
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