The Man From Monterey (1933)
The Man from Monterey
Directed by Mack V. Wright
Cast: John Wayne as Captain John Holmes
Ruth Hall as Dolores Castanares
Luis Alberni as Felipe Delgado Santa Cruz de la Verranca
Donald Reed as Don Luis Gonzales
Nina Quartero as Anita Garcia
Francis Ford as Don Pablo Gonzales
Lafe McKee as Don Jose Castanares
Lillian Leighton as Juanita
Slim Whitaker as Jake Morgan
This story takes place in 1848 California after the state joined the USA. Landowners with old Spanish land grants are being asked to register their properties with the government or else the land will fall into public domain and be there for the taking. Don Gonzales is trying to discourage fellow landowner Don Castanares from registering his property, ultimately so that he can grab it for himself. His son Luis is courting Castanares' daughter Dolores hoping to join the two families, and their properties, through marriage. Captain John Holmes is sent to see why certain property owners have not registered their land. Naturally, Holmes is headed for the Castanares spread.
The Man from Monterey was the fifth of six B westerns produced by Warner Bros. for the 1932 - 1933 season starring John Wayne.
The part of Don Pablo Gonzales is played by Francis Ford, the older brother of famed director John Ford, who would later direct John Wayne in some of his best performances.
Actors: Lafe McKee, John Wayne