I Cover the War!

I Cover the War is a 1937 American drama action film directed by Arthur Lubin for Universal Pictures, starring John Wayne.[1] It was one of a series of non-Westerns Wayne made for Universal.[2]

I Cover the War
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Directed byArthur Lubin
Produced byTrem Carr
Paul Malvern
Screenplay byGeorge Waggner
Story byBernard McConville
StarringJohn Wayne
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Harry Neumann
Edited byCharles Craft
Erma Horsley
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 4, 1937 (1937-07-04)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


Two newsreel cameramen (John Wayne, Don Barclay) are sent to photograph a bandit sheik in the desert.



In February 1937 Trem Carr announced the film would start March 1.[3][4]


The New York Times called it an "ingeniously romantic fable".[5]

See also


  1. Eyman, Scott (April 21, 2015). "John Wayne: The Life and Legend". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved April 6, 2019 via Google Books.
  2. Vagg, Stephen (September 14, 2019). "The Cinema of Arthur Lubin". Diabolique Magazine.
  3. SCREEN NOTES: Of Local Origin Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. February 13, 1937: 9.
  4. British Army Co-operates in Making Picture Los Angeles Times February 14, 1937: C3.
  5. THE SCREEN:By FRANK S. NUGENT. New York Times August 2, 1937: 10.
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