|Billy the Kid 1930 N/R, 90 min.|
aka: The Highwayman Rides
Director: King Vidor
Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson, Karl Dane, Roscoe Ates, Wyndham Standing, Russell Simpson, Blanche Friderici, Warner Richmond, James A. Marcus, Nelson McDowell, Jack Carlyle, Chris-Pin Martin, John Beck, Marguerita Padula
Deputy Sheriff Pat Garrett (Wallace Beery) is determined to capture and bring to justice the infamous Billy the Kid (Johnny Mack Brown) who has escaped from jail after being arrested for murder in this early talkie Western. Billy has almost reached Mexico when Garrett captures him and must decide whether or not to free him.
|The Dawn Rider 1935 N/R, 53 min.|
Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Cast: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Yakima Canutt, Reed Howes, Dennis Moore, Joseph De Grasse, Earl Dwire, Bert Dillard, Nelson McDowell, Tex Phelps, Herman Hack, Jack Jones, Fred Parker, James Sheridan, Tex Palmer
John (John Wayne) is on the trail of the gang that killed his father and suffers a gunshot wound in the process. He is nursed back to health by Alice (Marion Burns) who turns out to be the sister of the killer. Add to that a touch of jealousy, and we're talking a final shootout.
|Desert Phantom 1936 N/R, 63 min.|
Director: S. Roy Luby
Cast: Johnny Mack Brown, Sheila Bromley, Ted Adams, Karl Hackett, Hal Price, Nelson McDowell, Charles King, Forrest Taylor, Frank Ball, Steve Clark, George Morrell, Horace B. Carpenter
Sharpshooter Billy Donovan (Johnny Mack Brown) arrives in town posing as an ammunition salesman but is actually looking for the man who killed a family member. He meets Jean Halloran (Sheila Bromley) who has been receiving notes from "Desert Phantom" warning her to leave her ranch. Is there any connection between the notes and the fact that the ranch is adjacent to an abandoned gold mine? Billy comes to her aid and deals with assorted bad guys and murders. Above average oater.
|The Last of the Mohicans 1920 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Maurice Tourneur, Clarence Brown
Cast: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall, Henry Woodward, Theodore Lorch, Boris Karloff, James Gordon, George Hackathorne, Nelson McDowell, Harry Lorraine, Jack McDonald, Sydney Deane, Joseph Singleton, Chief Tahachee
This early version of "The Last of the Mohicans" was the last major work of director Maurice Tourneur. It is the story of the French and Indian War of the 1700s and the role, as allies, that Indian tribes played for both sides. This film is close to the original James Fenimore Cooper book as it relates the efforts of Hawkeye (Harry Lorraine) and the last of the Mohicans–Uncas (Alan Roscoe) and Chingachgook (Theodore Lorch)–to rescue Alice and Cora Munro (Lillian Hall and Barbara Bedford) from the evil Magua (Wallace Berry). Can you find Boris Karloff as an Indian?
|The Last of the Mohicans 1932 N/R, 230 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure
Director: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason
Cast: Harry Carey, Hobart Bosworth, Frank Coghlan Jr., Edwina Booth, Lucile Browne, Walter Miller, Bob Kortman, Walter McGrail, Nelson McDowell, Edward Hearn, Mischa Auer, Yakima Canutt, Jim Corey, Joan Gale
James Fenimore Cooper's classic tale is presented as a 12-chapter serial. Frontier guide Hawkeye (Harey Carey) and his Indian friends, Chingachgook and Uncas (Hobart Bosworth and Frank Coghlan Jr.), fight against the corrupt soldiers and the evil Indian Magua (Bob Kortman).
|Oliver Twist 1933 N/R, 70 min.|
Director: William J. Cowen
Cast: Dickie Moore, Irving Pichel, William "Stage" Boyd, Doris Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Lionel Belmore, Tempe Pigott, Virginia Sale, Harry Holman, Clyde Cook, George Nash, Alec B. Francis, Sonny Ray, George K. Arthur, Nelson McDowell
This is one of the less successful versions of "Oliver Twist." However, it is an interesting entry in the long list of "Oliver Twist" movies. Dickie Moore stars in the title role of young pickpocket Oliver Twist, and Irving Pichel is good as Oliver's tutor, the devious Fagin.
|Oliver Twist 1922 N/R, 77 min.|
Director: Frank Lloyd
Cast: Jackie Coogan, Gladys Brockwell, Lon Chaney, Lionel Belmore, Esther Ralston, George Siegmann, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring, Nelson McDowell, Lewis Sargent, Joan Standing, Carl Stockdale, Edouard Trebaol, Taylor Graves, Florence Hale
This is a good rendition of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Performed as a silent movie, it stars Jackie Coogan in the title role of the young pickpocket Oliver Twist and Lon Chaney as his tutor, the devious Fagin.
|Welcome Danger 1929 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Clyde Bruckman, Malcolm St. Clair
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent, Douglas Haig, Noah Young, Charles Middleton, Will Walling, James Wang, Nelson McDowell, Edgar Kennedy, Jim Mason, Eddy Chandler, Tetsu Komai, James B. Leong, Leo Willis
In silent-screen-films' comedian Harold Lloyd's first "talkie" film, he plays botany student Harold Bledsoe who reluctantly succeeds his father on the San Francisco police force. On the way to his new job, he meets Billie Lee (Barbara Kent), and, despite problems, romance blooms. He succeeds as a police officer when he teams up with Officer Patrick Clancy (Noah Young), and, together, they break up a drug-dealing ring in Chinatown.
|1. Billy the Kid (1930)|
aka: The Highwayman Rides
2. The Dawn Rider (1935)
3. Desert Phantom (1936)
4. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
5. The Last of the Mohicans (1932)
6. Oliver Twist (1933)
7. Oliver Twist (1922)
8. Welcome Danger (1929)
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