Overland Stage Raiders

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.

Overland Stage Raiders
Film poster
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byWilliam A. Berke
Written byWilliam Colt MacDonald
CinematographyWilliam Nobles
Edited byTony Martinelli
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • September 20, 1938 (1938-09-20)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.[2]


  • John Wayne as Stony Brooke
  • Ray Corrigan as Tucson Smith
  • Max Terhune as Lullaby Joslin
  • Elmer as Elmer (Lullaby's Dummy) (uncredited)
  • Louise Brooks as Beth Hoyt
  • Anthony Marsh as Ned Hoyt
  • John Archer as Bob Whitney
  • Gordon Hart as W. T.Mullins
  • Roy James as Dave Harmon
  • Olin Francis as Henchman Jake
  • Fern Emmett as Ma Hawkins
  • Henry Otho as Sheriff Mason
  • George Sherwood as Henchman Clanton
  • Arch Hall Sr. as Joe Waddell
  • Frank LaRue as Hank Milton
  • Edwin Gaffney as Gat (Eastern Gangster) (uncredited)
  • Slim Whitaker as Pete Hawkins (uncredited)
  • Chuck Baldra as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Burr Caruth as Evans (uncredited)
  • Curley Dresden as Rancher (uncredited)
  • John Beach as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Duke R. Lee as An Investor (uncredited)
  • Tommy Coats as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Bud McClure as Rancher (uncredited
  • George Morrell as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Yakima Canutt as Bus Driver (uncredited)
  • Bud Osborne as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Charles Brinley as Rancher (uncredited)
  • Jack Kirk as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Bill Wolfe as Rancher (uncredited)
  • George Plues as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Dirk Thane as Dutch (Eastern Gangster) (uncredited)
  • Milton Kibbee as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Fred Burns as Rancher (uncredited)

See also


  1. "The Three Mesquiteers Trio Westerns of Republic Pictures". b-westerns.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  2. Schneider, Jerry L. (2014). The Ray "Crash" Corrigan Filmography. Lulu Press, Inc. Page 195. ISBN 9780983197287.
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