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I Cover the War(1937)

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Brief Synopsis

Bob Adams (John Wayne), ace newsreel cameraman, is told by his boss, "Get the picture---we can't screen alibis." He heads for Samari, a desert hot-bed of tribal unrest in Africa, to do just that, which includes getting footage of El Kadar (Charles Brokaw), bandit and rebel leader. He gets his pictures but only after a romance with the Colonel's daughter Pamela (Gwen Gaze), saving his wimpy, hacked-off brother Don (James Bush) from being a dupe of the gun-runners, and run-ins with spies and throat-cutting tribesman. For a finale, he saves the British Army. Made during the two-year period when Universal became "The NEW Universal" but still looked like the old Universal. FYI to source that thinks actor Jack Mack is the same actor as musician/western actor Taylor Curtis McPeters, AKA Cactus Mack; He ain't. Not even close.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Lubin Director
John Wayne Bob Adams
Gwen Gaze Pamela Howard
Don Barkley Elmer "Slug" Davis
Charles Brokaw El Kader, also known as Muffadhi
James Bush Don Adams
Pat Somerset Capt. Archie Calvert
Major Sam Harris Colonel Hugh Armitage
Olaf Hytten Sir Herbert
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1937 Production Date:  A Trem Carr Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal Pictures Co.
Duration(mins):  65 or 68-69 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  7    

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