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      The Star Packer

      Released Jul 30, 1934 53m Western List
      Reviews 23% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Loner U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne) foils the hold-up of a stagecoach, rescuing young woman Anita Matlock (Verna Hillie) from the clutches of the crooks and helping her back to town. But there, the sheriff is gunned down by bandits, so Travers starts investigating and connects the murder to a gang, led by an unidentified bandit known as the Shadow, who's been running the town ragged for some time. Travers then makes it his mission to restore order to the town and bring down the Shadow. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Improbable plot. Rated: C- Aug 18, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Leaburn O It's a really short Wayne Western from 1934. Fast paced and never dull. A white guy playing a native Indian obviously…predictable stuff but quite a fun picture. Bought DVD for £1. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Logan M The only thing notable about this dull western affair is that behind the scenes, John Wayne met Wyatt Earp, who he would model all of his future performances after. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Other than not being able to set the year the story is in, I enjoyed the film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of John Wayne's many low budget B-movie westerns. It's a very quiet movie. Almost a silent film with only a little background noise and very few lines of dialog. Just enough talking to move the story along. It's a proto-type of the Lone Ranger shows. The hero rides a white horse and has an Indian side-kick. He's on a secret mission to find the identity of the leader of an outlaw gang. Although it's set in the old west with horses, stagecoaches, wagons and a canoe the only female character wears 1920's era clothes and the bad guys have a World War I machine gun. Most of the movie is just people riding around on horses. When John Wayne goes into a secret tunnel at night he has a flashlight. I don't think they had flashlights in the old west. Then at the end of the movie after they catch the bad guy they jump 5 years into the future and John Wayne and the female lead are married with a little boy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Quick John Wayne B-movie. No real plot, just Saturday morning fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Quick John Wayne B-movie. No real plot, just Saturday morning fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Loner U.S. Marshal John Travers (John Wayne) foils the hold-up of a stagecoach, rescuing young woman Anita Matlock (Verna Hillie) from the clutches of the crooks and helping her back to town. But there, the sheriff is gunned down by bandits, so Travers starts investigating and connects the murder to a gang, led by an unidentified bandit known as the Shadow, who's been running the town ragged for some time. Travers then makes it his mission to restore order to the town and bring down the Shadow.
      Director
      Robert N. Bradbury
      Producer
      Paul Malvern
      Screenwriter
      Robert N. Bradbury
      Production Co
      Monogram
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 30, 1934, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      53m
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