“Paradise Canyon” is a classic Western film released in 1935, directed by Carl Pierson and starring John Wayne in the lead role. The movie follows the story of a government agent named John Wyatt, who is tasked with investigating a counterfeiting operation in the Wild West.
The movie begins with John Wyatt (Wayne) being hired by the U.S. Treasury Department to investigate a group of counterfeiters who are operating in the western United States. He is instructed to track down the mastermind behind the operation, a mysterious figure known only as “The Shadow.”
As Wyatt sets out on his mission, he meets a young woman named Ann (Marion Burns) who is searching for her missing father. Together, they join forces to navigate the treacherous terrain of Paradise Canyon, where the counterfeiters are rumored to be hiding.
Along the way, Wyatt and Ann encounter several obstacles, including a gang of outlaws led by a ruthless gunslinger named Manti (Yakima Canutt). They also receive help from a mysterious stranger known only as Doc (Earl Hodgins), who has his own reasons for wanting to take down The Shadow.
In the end, Wyatt and his allies are successful in uncovering The Shadow’s hideout and putting an end to the counterfeiting operation. Wyatt also manages to reunite Ann with her father and is hailed as a hero by the townspeople.
“Paradise Canyon” is a thrilling Western adventure that showcases John Wayne’s talent as an actor and his rugged on-screen persona. The film features several exciting action scenes, including shootouts, horseback chases, and fistfights, making it a must-see for fans of the genre.
Lindsley Parsons, Robert Emmett Tansey
John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes