Riders Of Destiny

2474. RIDERS OF DESTINY (1933-USA). With JOHN WAYNE, GEORGE “GABBY” HAYES, CECILIA PARKER, AL ST. JOHN, HEINIE CONKLIN, YAKIMA CANUTT. The ranchers are fighting a war for water in this exciting Western adventure which stars John Wayne as “Singin’ Sandy.” Yes, Singin’ Sandy! This is the first and only episode in a proposed series of films in which the Duke rides, shoots and shows heroic grit-and also sings. Sandy packs a six-shooter and a guitar as he enters a town run by power-hungry villain James Kincaid. Kincaid has control of the water in the valley and is usipg this advantage to force the ranchers to sell their land to him for the paltry sum of $1.00 per acre. Otherwise on the day their water contract expires he will quadruple the cost of the water. Singin’ Sandy starts out by helping the ranchers, but after awhile appears to be becoming friendly with Kincaid. Will Sandy join with the murderous scoundrel or keep assisting the ranchers? Another question: Is that really John Wayne singing on the soundtrack? Some sources say it is the tuneful singing voice of Western star Smith Ballew we hear in this entertaining novelty Western. 53 minutes. Western