Big Stampede, The (1932): Pre-Code Western, Starring John Wayne

The Big Stampede, a pre-Code Western starring John Wayne and Noah Beery, is a remake of the 1927 film Land Beyond the Law.


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Film poster

The Duke is the nickname that Wayne acquired (after his dog), but in this picture, it’s the horse that’s named “Duke.”


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John Wayne as Deputy Sheriff John Steele
Noah Beery as Sam Crew
Paul Hurst as “Arizona” Frank Bailey
Mae Madison as Ginger Malloy
Luis Alberni as Sonora Joe
Berton Churchill as Governor Lew Wallace
Sherwood Bailey as Pat Malloy
Lafe McKee as Cal Brett
Joseph W. Girard as Major Parker
Duke as John Wayne’s horse


Directed by Tenny Wright
Produced by Sid Rogell and Leon Schlesinger
Written by Marion Jackson and Kurt Kempler
Music by: Bernhard Kaun
Cinematography: Harry Fischbeck
Edited by: Frank Ware
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date: October 8, 1932
Running time: 54 minutes