John Wayne: Gold Strike River (In Color)

DVD Release: July 22, 2008
John Wayne: Gold Strike River (In Color)


John Wayne is back, swingin’ fists and slingin’ iron in “Gold Strike River!” When tough guy Jerry Mason (Wayne) and cranky but loveable Jake Benson (Gabby Hayes) strike it rich on a gold claim, they become the target of two ruthless assayers. Featuring a thrilling horse/train car/Model-T chase and the groundbreaking stunt work of the legendary Yakima Cannutt, “Gold Strike River” has been beautifully restored and is in gorgeous color for the first time!

Dove Review

“Gold Strike River” is a wonderful mix of the Old West, comedy, action and a bit of romance to boot. Jerry Mason (John Wayne) is a youthful Texan and George “Gabby” Hayes plays Jake Benson, a rancher who Jerry calls “Old Timer.” They become partners after striking it rich when they find gold in a nearby creek. Jake’s granddaughter Betty (Barbara Sheldon) returns from college and she and Jerry fall for each other. However, two unscrupulous businessmen want Jake’s ranch, not to mention his gold, and must be dealt with before things get out of hand.

The movie features wonderful action scenes and Wayne chasing the bad guys on his horse. The scene in which Jake shows up in court in drag, pretending to be a female relative, has to be seen to be appreciated. We are pleased to award “Gold Strike River” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. Watching “Gold Strike River” is like finding a gold nugget. It’s a treasure.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a man and woman.
Language: None
Violence: Shooting at characters; bank is robbed and man is killed; a few fights; man is knocked out twice with a stick; man is nicked by a bullet and has blood on his forehead.
Drugs: Smoking of cigar and cigarette; pipe smoking.
Nudity: None
Other: Man says he lost money from gambling; two businessmen try to cheat a man out of his ranch; tension between characters; man is falsely arrested and placed in jail but his innocence is proven.


Company: Legend Films
Writer: Various
Producer: Legend Films
Genre: Western
Runtime: 55 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Capenter