|Alibi 1929 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Roland West
Cast: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanore Griffith, Irma Harrison, Regis Toomey, Al Hill, Purnell Pratt, Pat O'Malley, DeWitt Jennings, Elmer Ballard, Edward Jardon, James Bradbury Jr., Kernan Cripps, Ed Brady
This early talkie (which was also released as a silent film) was a recipient of Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Actor (Chester Morris, who plays the gangster Chick Williams). A warehouse robbery goes bad, results in a death, and Chick must come up with an alibi because he is the prime suspect. A tough story.
|In Old Arizona 1928 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: Irving Cummings
Cast: Edmund Lowe, Dorothy Burgess, Warner Baxter, J. Farrell MacDonald, Joe Brown, John Webb Dillon, Ivan Linow, Roy Stewart, James Bradbury Jr., Fred Warren, Tom Santschi, Chris-Pin Martin, Henry Armetta, Frank Campeau, Soledad Jimenez
This tale of O. Henry's "The Cisco Kid" was the first Western talkie as well as the first sound film made outside of a studio. Army Sergeant Mickey Dunne (Edmund Lowe) is pursuing the bandit, The Cisco Kid (Warner Baxter), who is in love with Tonia Maria (Dorothy Burgess). While The Cisco Kid is away, Tonia falls in love with Mickey, and, together, they plot The Cisco Kid's demise. Warner Baxter received an Oscar for Best Actor in his role as the Cisco Kid. The film also received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Director.
|The Shadow of the Eagle 1932 N/R, 220 min.|
Director: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Cast: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Edward Hearn, Richard Tucker, Lloyd Whitlock, "Little Billy" Rhodes, Ivan Linow, James Bradbury Jr., Pat O'Malley, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan, Ernie Adams, Edmund Burns, Roy D'Arcy, Bud Osborne
In this low-budget, 12-episode serial, the Eagle uses sky writing to level threats against a corporation that he contends stole his invention, and the head of a traveling carnival, Colonel Nathan B. Gregory (Edward Hearn) is thought to be the Eagle. When Gregory turns up missing, pilot Craig McCoy (John Wayne) takes to the air in search of him.
|1. Alibi (1929)|
2. In Old Arizona (1928)
3. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
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