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Overland Stage Raiders

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Overland Stage Raiders
Film poster
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Written byBernard McConville
Edmond Kelso
Screenplay byLuci Ward
Based onBased on characters
by William Colt MacDonald
Produced byWilliam A. Berke
CinematographyWilliam Nobles
Edited byTony Martinelli
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • September 20, 1938 (1938-09-20)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

Overland Stage Raiders is a 1938 "Three Mesquiteers" Western film[1] starring John Wayne and directed by George Sherman. The film is notable for being the final film in which silent film icon Louise Brooks performed. Wayne played the lead in eight of the fifty-one films in the popular series.

Production of the film began on August 4, 1938.[2] It was filmed on location at Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, and at the now defunct Conejo Valley Airport in Thousand Oaks, California.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

After gold shipments from a mining town have been hijacked, the three Mesquiteers buy a plane to transport the gold. However, the owner of the shipping line brings in Eastern gangsters to thwart them. After the pilot makes an unexpected landing, the Mesquiteers search for the plane and its cargo.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Three Mesquiteers Trio Westerns of Republic Pictures". b-westerns.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Overland Stage Raiders (filmography page)". Louise Brooks Society. Retrieved May 20, 2024.
  3. ^ Schneider, Jerry L. (2014). The Ray "Crash" Corrigan Filmography. Lulu Press, Inc. Page 195. ISBN 9780983197287.

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