Thursday, November 8, 2007

In Old California -John Wayne

In Old California, adapted for radio starring John Wayne as Tom Craig, Binnie Barnes as Lacey Miller and Albert Dekker as Britt Dawson was released May 31, 1942. Picture a old time Western saloon, filled with colorful frontier types and about to be busted into kindling by a ruffian with a fearsome toothache. At this moment, through the swinging doors appears a pilgrim from Boston outfitted with top hat, frock coat, a courtly manner, and a medical bag filled with the miracles of modern pharmacology of 1849. Just one incident on his way west to California to seek fame and fortune as California becomes American territory. This is a fun listen and John Wayne might say, "I'm going to wrestle me a grizzly and kiss me a pretty girl."

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