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Sagebrush Trail


Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant (John Wayne) escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that 'Jones' (Nancy Shubert), one of the outlaws he has become friends with, committed the murder that Brant was sent up for, but has no knowledge that anyone was ever put in jail for his crime.

Sagebrush Trail (UK title An Innocent Man) is a 1933 American modern day Western (genre) with locations filmed at Bronson Canyon starring John Wayne and featuring Lane Chandler and Yakima Canutt. It was the second Lone Star Productions film released by Monogram Pictures.


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.
Yakima Canutt plays the leader of the gang as well as doubling for John Wayne in several stunts.


  • John Wayne as John Brant
  • Nancy Shubert as Sally Blake
  • Lane Chandler as Joseph Conlon
  • Yakima Canutt as Outlaw Gang Leader
  • Henry Hall (actor) as Bad Blake
  • Wally Wales as Deputy Sheriff
  • Art Mix as Henchman
  • Bob Burns (actor) as Sheriff

See also

  • John Wayne filmography

  • Category:1933 films
    Category:American films
    Category:American Western (genre) films
    Category:1930s Western (genre) films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Armand Schaefer
    Category:Monogram Pictures films

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