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Monday, July 16, 2018

John Wayne's Only Horror Film: "Haunted Gold" (Warner Brothers, 1932) (video)

A small sub-genre of the western is the "horror western."

They're usually "old, dark house"-type mysteries with faux supernatural elements.

The young John Wayne made a single foray into this territory with 1932's HAUNTED GOLD.

His romantic interest is played by Sheila Terry.

The most badly-dated element is the stereotypical black character "Clarence", played by Blue Washington.

Standard horror film tropes include an old dark house with secret passageways...

...a graveyard...

...and a mysterious phantom.

But despite the spooky trappings, things are wrapped up in usual B-western style.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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