Western Film Series of the Sound Era by Michael R. Pitts

By Michael R. Pitts

From excessive midday to Unforgiven, the ''A'' Western represents the head of Western filmmaking. extra highbrow, formidable, and time-consuming than the simply produced ''B'' or serial Westerns, those motion pictures depend upon enormous quantities of proficient artists. This finished reference paintings presents biographies and Western filmographies for almost 1,000 women and men who've contributed to not less than 3 ''A'' Westerns. those individuals are prepared via their position in movie creation. Cinematographers, composers, actors, actresses, and administrators obtain entire biographical remedy; writers whose paintings used to be utilized in no less than Westerns also are featured. An appendix lists recognized actors who've seemed in both one or ''A'' Westerns, as specific.

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Also called Billy the Kid Rides Again. Fugitive of the Plains (PRC, 1943, 56 minutes) Producer: Sigmund Neufeld. Director: Sam Newfield. Screenplay: George W. Sayre. Photography: Jack Greenhalgh. Editor: Holbrook N. Todd. Production Manager: Bert Sternbach. Sound: Hans Weeren. Assistant Director: Melville De Lay. Cast: Buster Crabbe (Billy the Kid), Al St. John (Fuzzy Jones), Maxine Leslie (Kate Shelly), Jack Ingram (Dillon), Kermit Maynard (Spence), Karl Hackett (Sheriff Sam Packard), Hal Price (Sheriff Dave Connelly), George Chesebro (Baxter), Frank Ellis (Dirk), John Merton (Deputy), Curley Dresden (Curley), Art Dillard (Pete), Carl Sepulveda (Tex), Jimmy Aubrey, Budd Buster, Tex Harper (Deputies), Hank Bell (Stagecoach Driver), Artie Ortego, Kansas Moehring (Henchmen).

As a result, the ranchers think Billy is now one of THE KID the crooks but Fuzzy and Jeff help him to escape. The three are then captured and jailed by the ranchers but Harrison, who has recuperated from being shot, sets them free. Ed captures the trio but Jeff, after taking a beating from Ed, revives and snares the gang and shoots Ed, who is engaged in a fight to the death with Billy. Before dying, Ed admits he is Billy’s brother. The ranchers demand that Billy, Fuzzy and Jeff be arrested but the mayor lets them escape.

Returning to the ranch, Cheyenne falls in love with Alice but when she finds out he killed a man she rejects him and plans to return to her fiancé. After a shootout with Simmons, Cheyenne is left unconscious as Alice finds him and decides to stay. The next series entry, Hell Bent, released in July 1918, was thought to be lost until a print was located in the Czechoslovak Film Archive. A story collaboration between Carey and Ford, it was about Cheyenne Harry (Carey) coming to Rawhide where he befriends Cimmaron Bill (Duke Lee) and is infatuated with dance hall girl Bess Thurston (Neva Gerber).

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