This is the last of a series of six Warner Brothers films Wayne made with a horse named "Duke," who received second billing. Listed seventh in the cast, as a Spanish Don, is John Ford's older brother Francis (1882-1953) who had been a writer/director of silent films.
With the advent of talkies he was reduced to acting; playing mostly uncredited bit roles, with little if any dialogue. John used him off and on, largely uncredited for 20 years from "Airmail" (1932) to "The Quiet Man" (1952), completed shortly before his death.
Francis entered the film world in 1907 as an actor with Edison, when John was still in grammar school. Francis was John's mentor, even bringing him to Hollywood. With the reversal of roles, they had a love/hate, bitter rivalry. Few of Francis' films have survived while John is heralded as a world class director of greatness.
@2012 David Lee Guss Film homage, Man From Monterey, 1933, sleeping cowboy, Tucson, AZ, 1984