Idol of the Crowds (1937)




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Signed for a series of B pictures by Universal in 1936, John Wayne alternated between westerns and modern-day adventure yarns. Idol of the Crowds stars Wayne as a hockey player, threatened with more bodily harm than usual when he refuses to cheat. Leading lady Sheila Bromley falls in love with Wayne due to his "no funny business" stance. Alas, honesty has its price: Wayne's enemies contrive to seriously injure the hockey team's 12 year old mascot Billy Burrud. Idol of the Crowds was produced by Paul Malvern, the man responsible for John Wayne's earlier western series for Lone Star/Monogram.


John Wayne
as Johnny Hanson
Sheila Bromley
as Helen Dale
Charles Brokaw
as Jack Irwin
Huntly Gordon
as Harvey Castle
Huntley Gordon
as Harvey Castle
Frank Otto
as Joe Garber
George Lloyd
as Spike Regan
Hal Neiman
as Squat Bates
Clem Bevans
as Andy Moore
Lee Ford
as Elmer
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It leads to a happy ending which might be nice but is hardly convincing.

Feb 1, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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