Rainbow Valley (1935)
Directed by Robert N. Bradbury
John Wayne as John Martin
Lucile Browne as Eleanor
George 'Gabby' Hayes as George Hale
LeRoy Mason as Rogers
Lloyd Ingraham as Warden Powell
Jay Wilsey as Butch Galt
Frank Ball as Powell
Bert Dillard as Henchman Spike
Undercover Agent John Martin heads to Rainbow Valley to help deal with a gang that is interfering with the construction of a new road. Along the way he runs into George Hale, an elderly mail carrier who is using a new fangled Model T automobile to help deliver mail. A gang of thugs attacks George, and Martin helps fight them off. Back in town, Martin recognizes one of the gang and stands up to him. The townsfolk put their faith in Martin as the man to stop the gang. However, when a convict comes to the town as backup, he recognizes Martin from jail, where he was sent to create his undercover identity. Believing they have been tricked, the townsfolk turn on Martin. Can Martin stop the gang and restore his name before they blow up the road?
Nine minutes of Rainbow Valley were edited into another John Wayne film, 'Neath Arizona Skies in 1962.
This is one of a series of B-budget westerns that John Wayne did throughout the 1930's before getting his big break in John Ford's Stagecoach in 1939.
Actors: George 'Gabby' Hayes, John Wayne