The Classic Western Box Set: Volume 1

02/05/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 02/05/2005
  |  465 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple-bill of early John Wayne westerns. In 'Blue Steel' (1934), a town is held to ransom by a band of outlaws when gold is discovered. All looks grim until John Wayne comes on the scene and stands up to them. Also starring George 'Gabby' Hayes and Eleanor Hunt. In 'Winds of the Wasteland' (1936), Wayne stars as John Blair, a greenhorn cowboy who along with his partner Larry Adams (Lane Chandler) is swindled into buying a delapidated stagecoach line to the nowhere town of Crescent City. Their prospects are not as rosy as the unscrupulous seller, 'Honest' Cal Drake (Douglas Cosgrove) would have had them believe: Crescent City is a ghost mining town with only two inhabitants. However, the partners are offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to increase their business potential: if they can beat their rival stageline in a race to Sacramento, they will secure a $25,000 government mail contract. But can they prevail against the devious tactics being employed against them by their villainous rivals, and win this all-important race? In 'The Trail Beyond' (1934), Wayne stars as a tough cowboy who takes on a villainous gang after they kidnap a young girl and take control of a gold mine. Also included in this box set are four episodes of 'Bonanza' and four episodes of 'The Lone Ranger'.