|Directed by||David Howard|
|Produced by||Bert Gilroy|
|Screenplay by||John Rathmell|
|Story by||Jack Cunningham|
|Music by||Roy Webb|
|Edited by||Frederick Knudston|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
|August 12, 1938|
Painted Desert is a 1938 Western film directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien and Laraine Day (billed as "Laraine Johnson"). The picture is a remake of The Painted Desert, which stars William Boyd and features an early appearance by Clark Gable in a major supporting role. The movie was partially filmed on location in Red Rock Canyon, a popular filming location during the 1930s and 1940s, with a multitude of B-Westerns being filmed there.
Bob, a young rancher, buys a mine on his leased land to prevent the working of it. However, surveys show a valuable mineral deposit, so he and Carol, the granddaughter of the discoverer of the mine, who has been forced to sell it to a crook, start operations on it. Fawcett, the crook, schemes to get the mine back, but is outwitted at every turn and loses his life in the dynamiting which he inspired.
- George O'Brien - Bob McVey
- Laraine Day - Miss Carol Banning (billed as Laraine Johnson)
- Ray Whitley - Steve
- Stanley Fields - Bill
- Maude Allen - Yukon Kate
- Fred Kohler - Hugh Fawcett (billed as Fred Kohler, Sr.)
- Lloyd Ingraham - Charles M. Banning
- Harry Cording - Henchman Burke
- Max Wagner - Henchman Kincaid
- Lee Shumway - Bart Currie
- William V. Mong - Banker Heist
- "Painted Desert". Turner Classic Movies.
- Frank S. Nugent (September 14, 1938). "The Painted Desert (1938), The Screen; At the Rialto". The New York Times.
- "Red Rock Canyon". Movie Sites. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- Painted Desert at IMDb
- Painted Desert at AllMovie
- Painted Desert at the TCM Movie Database
- Painted Desert at the American Film Institute Catalog
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