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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1938 film Overland Stage Raiders. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Beth Hoyt. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Pozemní stádioví lupici (Czechoslovakia); Storbyens sjakaler (Denmark); Gold in den Wolken (Germany); Cavalca e spara (Italy); Ringo cavalca e spara (Italy - later retitle); and Cabalga y dispara (Venezuela).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2006.

Overland Stage Raiders
released September 28, 1938

Parson, Louella. "Hedy is Excited Over Next Film." Charleston Gazette, August 5, 1938. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, who used to get glamour girl publicity about her famous legs, is starting all over again as a leading lady in a Western with John Wayne." - instance of syndicated column in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

author unknown. Hollywood Reporter, August 6, 1938. (United States)

author unknown. Weekly Guide, September 17, 1938. (United States)

anonymous. "Reviews of the New Films." Film Daily, September 28, 1938. (United States) *
--- "Fast-moving cowboy and bandit story will entertain the western fans. . . . Louise Brooks makes an appearance as the female attraction."

anonymous. "Overland Stage Raiders." Variety, September 28, 1938. (United States) *
--- "This series improves with each new adventure. . . . Should please juveniles and elders alike."

Aaronson, C. S. Motion Picture Daily, September 29, 1938. (United States)
--- page 10

M. Jr., P. C. "Showman's Reviews." Motion Picture Herald, October 1, 1938. (United States) *
--- review in trade journal

author unknown. National Legion of Decency, October 6, 1938. (United States)

East Coast Preview Committee. Fox West Coast Bulletin, October 15, 1938. (United States)
--- "The production is wellacted and directed and presents several novel touches, as well as excellent photography."

Real Screen Fun, November, 1938. (United States)
--- candid photo of Brooks and Max Terhune

East Coast Preview Committee. "Overland Stage Raiders (Republic)." Selected Motion Pictures, November 1, 1938. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "The production is wellacted and directed and presents several novel touches, as well as excellent photography." - publication of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America

anonymous. "Overland Stage Raiders." Kingsport Times, November 6, 1938. (United States) *
--- article in Kingsport, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "New Western Story." Zanesville Signal, November 10, 1938. (United States) *
--- "Their partners are Anthony Marsh and Louise Brooks." - brief article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Imperial." Times Recorder, November 11, 1938. (United States) *
--- brief article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Mesquiteers on Loose Again in New Western Feature at Imperial Theater." Zanesville Signal, November 11, 1938. (United States) *
--- review in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Sons of the Legion in Prevue on the Screen at Quimby Tonight." Zanesville Signal, November 12, 1938. (United States) *
--- " . . . an exciting tale of the modern west." - brief article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Family Movie Guide." Parents Magazine, December, 1938. (United States) *
--- capsule review

anonymous. "2 Openings, 2 Closings Thursday for Elm Street." Dallas Morning News, January 5, 1939. (United States) *
--- mention in article article in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Movie Guide." St. Lawrence Plain Dealer, January 24, 1939. (United States) *
--- "Fast moving cowboy and bandit story will entertain the western fans. Children, exciting." --- very brief write-up in St. Lawrence, New York newspaper

author unknown. Kine Weekly, March 2, 1939. (England)
--- review

author unknown. Box Office, March 25, 1939. (United States)

anonymous. "Double Feature At Strand Theatre." Sheboygan Press, February 21, 1940. (United States) *
--- very brief article in Sheboygan, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Cavalca e spara." Segnalazioni Cinematografiche, May 16, 1966. (Vatican City) *
--- one page review

anonymous. "Ringo cavalca e spara." Segnalazioni Cinematografiche, January 15, 1968. (Vatican City) *
--- capsule notice - (alternative film title)

anonymous. "Monday TV Movies." Syracuse Herald-American, July 20, 1969 (United States) *
--- brief write-up in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Television Previews." Daily Times News , April 6, 1970. (United States) *
--- "With silent stars Louise Brooks." - brief write-up in Burlington, North Carolina newspaper

Ricci, Mark, Zmijewsky, Boris and Zmijewsky, Steve. The Films of John Wayne. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1970. *
--- includes an illustrated page on the film

B., J. "Film Notes - Overland Stage Raiders." Pacific Film Archive, March 29, 1981. (United States)
--- brief program notes from the PFA program "Louise Brooks & John Wayne" - Berkeley, California (follow
this link to access text)

Shanks, Bruce. "2:10 Film: Overland Stage Raiders." Irish Times, February 22, 1986. (Ireland) *
--- short article in Dublin, newspaper

anonymous "Monday." Irish Times, November 30, 1991. (Ireland) *
--- annotated tv listing in Dublin, newspaper

Hulse, Ed. "Overland Stage Raiders." Video Review, April, 1992. (United States)
--- review of the video release

Erickson, Hal. "Overland Stage Raiders." All Movie Guide, circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; "The film's leading lady was former silent star and future cult- figure Louise Brooks, the hauntingly beautiful leading lady of G.W. Pabst's Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora's Box, here making her last film appearance."

anonymous. "Overland Stage Raiders." TV Guide Online, circa 2001. (United States) *
--- capsule review on entertainment website; "Brooks plays Wayne's girl friend in what would be her last film--a sad comedown for the actress who had starred in the German masterpiece Pandora's Box (1929)."

Pattie, Jane. John Wayne: There Rode a Legend. Orange, Texas: Western Classics, 2001. *
--- brief mentions

Landesman, Fred. John Wayne Filmography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2004. *
--- includes an two page section on the film


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