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King of the Pecos

Released Mar 9, 1936 54m Western List
Reviews 44% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings When John Clayborn (John Wayne) was a child, he witnessed his parents being murdered by Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall), the developer who wanted control over their land. Clayborn has grown up with one goal -- to get revenge on Stiles. He becomes a lawyer, but, when the judge won't find Stiles guilty, Clayborn resorts to other methods of retaliation. He enlists other men who have been wronged by Stiles and together they take their guns and embark on a mission to hunt him down. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Routine early John Wayne western. Rated: C+ Feb 25, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Logan M One of John Wayne's higher rated b-westerns, but I don't see why. It aims for a bit more than just a standard western story, but the lack of music that plagues early talkie films severely affects what the film tries to be. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A strong opening scene sets John Wayne up wonderfully. He takes full advantage in going from innocent child to man on a mission. Cy Kendall plays it perfectly as the robber baron who stole the family farm. Two Republic greats in director Joseph Kane and gorgeous Muriel Evans play a major role in the film's success. Crème de la crème henchmen Jack Rube Clifford and Yakima Canutt all but ensures Duke's demise with their skill and great intensity throughout. With all this, Arthur Aylesworth and Herbert Heywood have some scene stealing moments with great comic relief.King Of The Pecos is another wonderful John Wayne movie with an incredible cast and director. Yes I highly recommend it. James Welch. Henderson Arkansas 12/31/2022 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/31/22 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding movie John Wayne is my family favorite actor Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member To control the area's water rights, Stiles kills the Clayburns. Their boy John was present and ten years later he returns as a lawyer. First he gets the Judge to declare the water rights public. Then he foils Stiles' attempt to keep the ranchers from filing. When the ranchers drive their cattle to market Stiles tries to stop them. But John is not only determined to get them through but to also settle the score with Stiles. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty bad, pretty terrible, pretty horrible. Do I need to say anymore then that? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When John Clayborn (John Wayne) was a child, he witnessed his parents being murdered by Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall), the developer who wanted control over their land. Clayborn has grown up with one goal -- to get revenge on Stiles. He becomes a lawyer, but, when the judge won't find Stiles guilty, Clayborn resorts to other methods of retaliation. He enlists other men who have been wronged by Stiles and together they take their guns and embark on a mission to hunt him down.
Director
Joseph Kane
Producer
Trem Carr
Screenwriter
Bernard McConville
Production Co
Paul Malvern Productions
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 9, 1936, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 6, 2020
Runtime
54m