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The filming of the West

Author: Jon Tuska
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Tuska
ISBN: 0385031157 9780385031158
OCLC Number: 1363981
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 588 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: The early years: In the beginning: The Great Train Robbery / Edison, 1903 ; The making of Broncho Billy: Shootin' Mad / Sherry, 1918 ; The western at Inceville: The Invaders / Kay Bee-Bison, 1912; On the Night Stage / Mutual, 1915 ; D.W. Griffith and the western: The Battle at Elderbush Gulch / Biograph, 1914 ; Colonel Selig goes west: The Spoilers / Selig, 1914; the Heart of Texas Ryan / Selig, 1917 ; The rise of Famous Players-Lasky: The Squaw Man / Lasky, 1914 ; Universal in the teens: Straight Shooting / Universal, 1917; The Man with a Punch / Universal, 1920 --
The glittering twenties: William S. Hart at Famous Players-Lasky: Wagon Tracks / Famous Players-Lasky, 1919; The Toll Gate / Famous Players-Lasky, 1920; The western epic begins: The Covered Wagon / Famous Players-Lasky, 1923; The Iron Horse / Fox, 1924; Universal in the twenties: The Border Sheriff / Universal, 1926; The Flaming Frontier / Universal, 1926; The fading of William S. Hart: Tumbleweeds / United Artists, 1925 ; The silent Zane Grey westerns: Wild Horse Mesa / Paramount, 1925; The Vanishing American / Paramount, 1925 ; Indian summer--the saga of Fred Thomson: Thundering Hoofs / FBO, 1924 ; Fox Film Corporation in the twenties: The Gentle Cyclone / Fox, 1926; The Great K & A Train Robbery / Fox, 1926 ; Tim McCoy at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Winners of the Wilderness / M-G-M, 1927 ; Ken Maynard at First National: The Red Raiders / First National, 1927 --
A time of darkness and light: Universal in 1930: Spurs / Universal, 1930 ; The western serial in transition--Part One: The Indians are Coming / Universal, 1930 ; Classics of the early sound era: The Virginian / Paramount, 1929; Law and Order / Universal, 1932; Frontier legends--Part One: Billy the Kid / M-G-M, 1930; Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid / M-G-M, 1973 ; The western serial in transition--Part Two: The Lightning Warrior / Mascot, 1931 ; Buck Jones at Columbia: Men without Law / Columbia, 1930 ; Tom Mix rides again: Rider of Death Valley / Universal, 1932 ; Tim McCoy at Columbia: End of the Trail / Columbia, 1932 ; Hoot Gibson on hard times: Cowboy Counsellor / Allied, 1932 ; Ken Maynard at Universal: The Strawberry Roan / Universal, 1933; Wheels of Destiny / Universal, 1934; Buck Jones at Universal: The Red Rider / Universal, 1934; The Ivory-handled Guns / Universal, 1935 ; The Autry phenomenon--Part One: In Old Santa Fe / Mascot, 1934; Red River Valley / Republic, 1936 ; The coming of Cassidy: Hop-a-long Cassidy / Paramount, 1935; Hopalong Rides Again / Paramount, 1937 ; The sound Zane Grey westerns: Man of the Forest / Paramount, 1933; Heritage of the Desert / Paramount, 1939 ; The Three Mesquiteers: Powdersmoke Range / RKO, 1935; The Bold Caballero / Republic, 1937; The Riders of the Whistling Skull / Republic, 1937 ; The golden age of the western serial: The Painted Stallion / Republic, 1937; Overland with Kit Carson / Columbia, 1939 ; George O'Brien in the thirties: Lawless Valley / RKO, 1938 ; Cecil B. De Mille [DeMille] and western spectacle: The Plainsman / Paramount, 1937; Union Pacific / Paramount, 1939 ; Frontier legends--Part Two: Jesse James / 20th-Fox, 1939; The Return of Frank James / 20th Century-Fox, 1940; They Died with Their Boots on / Warner's, 1942; Little Big Man / National General, 1971 ; The Duke with spurs: Stagecoach / United Artists, 1939; The Dark Command / Republic, 1940; Rebirth and death: Destry Rides Again / Universal, 1932; Destry Rides Again / Universal, 1939 --
Interlude: The decline and fall of the B western: Charles Starrett at Columbia: The Durango Kid / Columbia, 1940 ; "So long, Rough Riders": The Gunman from Bodie / Monogram, 1941 ; Universal in the forties: West of Carson City / Universal, 1940; Oklahoma Raiders / Universal, 1944 ; The Revival of the action western: The Cisco Kid in old New Mexico / Monogram, 1945; Wild Horse Mesa / RKO, 1947; Mojave Firebrand / Republic, 1944 ; The King of the Cowboys [Roy Rogers]: Sunset in El Dorado / Republic, 1945; My Pal Trigger / Republic, 1946 ; The [Gene] Autry phenomenon--Part Two: The Cowboy and the Indians / Columbia, 1949; Indian Territory / Columbia, 1950 ; Harry Sherman at United Artists: American Empire / United Artists, 1942; Buckskin Frontier / United Artists, 1943 --
The postwar years: Frontier legends--Part Three: My Darling Clementine / 20th-Fox, 1946 ; David O. Selznick and the western: Duel in the Sun / Selznick, 1947 ; Howard Hawks: Red River / United Artists, 1948; Rio Bravo ; John Ford and the Indian wars: Fort Apache / RKO, 1948; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon / RKO, 1949 --
Perpetuation of a tradition: New directions at Columbia and Republic: Coroner Creek / Columbia, 1948; Hellfire / Republic, 1949 ; The new epics: The Ox-Bow Incident / 20th-Century Fox, 1943; Shane / Paramount, 1953; Wagon Master / RKO, 1950 ; The postwar Indians: Broken Arrow / 20th-Fox, 1950; Run of the Arrow / RKO, 1957 ; The antisocial western: High Noon / United Artists, 1952; Silver Lode / RKO, 1954; 3:10 to Yuma / Columbia, 1957 ; John Wayne and the Indian: Hondo / Warner's, 1954; McLintock / United Artists --
Contemporary trends in the modern western: The western without heroes: Cat Ballou / Columbia, 1965; Hang 'em High / United Artists, 1968; Will Penny / Paramount, 1968; Monte Walsh / National General, 1970 ; Sam Peckinpah and the western with only villains: Ride the High Country / M-G-M, 1962; The Wild Bunch / Warner's, 1969 ; The Duke alone: True Grit / Paramount, 1969; The Cowboys / Warner's 1972 --
Appendix: Sources for nontheatrical film rental information of the major pictures mentioned in The Filming of the West.
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