The Wagon Master

  • 1929
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

The first Maynard talkie makes great use of the new audio medium by emphasizing every possible sound effect from hand-clapping to villain Santschi's whip-snapping. With a vocal chorus behind him, Maynard plays both guitar and violin. Maynard plays a guide hired to take a wagon of miners to their future work site. Santschi is the whip-toting bad guy out...read more

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The first Maynard talkie makes great use of the new audio medium by emphasizing every possible sound effect from hand-clapping to villain Santschi's whip-snapping. With a vocal chorus behind him, Maynard plays both guitar and violin. Maynard plays a guide hired to take a wagon of miners

to their future work site. Santschi is the whip-toting bad guy out to stop the miners at all costs. Exciting footage of the wagon train thundering over the desert was re-used several times in other films including MYSTERY MOUNTAIN (1934) and THE MIRACLE RIDER (1935).

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