Sagebrush Trail

Sagebrush Trail (UK title An Innocent Man) is a 1933 American Pre-Code Western film with locations filmed at Bronson Canyon starring John Wayne and featuring Lane Chandler and Yakima Canutt (Canutt plays the leader of the gang as well as doubling for Wayne in several stunts).[1] It was the second Lone Star Productions film released by Monogram Pictures.[2][3]

Sagebrush Trail
Theatrical poster to Sagebrush Trail (1933)
Directed byArmand Schaefer
Produced by
Written by
CinematographyArchie Stout
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed byMonogram Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • December 15, 1933 (1933-12-15)
Running time
54 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was shown as An Innocent Man in the UK, and this version was later released in a colorized version on home video.[4]


Sentenced for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes from prison determined to find the real killer. By chance Brant's narrow escape from lawmen is witnessed by Joseph Conlon who goes by the name of "Jones". Giving Brant the name of "Smith" Conlon, Jones gets him into his outlaw gang hiding out in an abandoned mine. Brant attempts to disrupt the outlaw gang's robberies and comes closer to finding his man.


  • John Wayne as John Brant
  • Nancy Shubert as Sally Blake
  • Lane Chandler as Joseph Conlon
  • Yakima Canutt as Outlaw Gang Leader
  • Wally Wales as Deputy Sheriff
  • Art Mix as Henchman
  • Bob Burns as Sheriff Parker
  • Ted Adams as Taggart (uncredited)
  • Silver Tip Baker as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Hank Bell as Henchman (uncredited)
  • William Dyer as Blind Pete (uncredited)
  • Wally Howe as Store Customer (uncredited)
  • Julie Kingdon as Town Girl (uncredited)
  • Tex Palmer as Posse Rider (uncredited)
  • Tex Phelps as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Hal Price as Bud - Train Engineer (uncredited)
  • Archie Ricks as Stage Driver (uncredited)
  • Robert Walker as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Blackjack Ward as Henchman (uncredited)
  • Slim Whitaker as Henchman Dick (uncredited)

See also


  1. "Sagebrush Trail (1933)". NY Times. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  2. Landesman, pp. 300–301.
  3. Fagen, p. 374.
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