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Thunder Mountain film adaptation 1935

Roaring Mountain, 1935: Information from IMDb

Publisher Sol Lesser Productions and John Zanft
Directed by David Howard; Assistant director Raoul Pagel
Adapted for screen by Daniel Jarrett and Don Swift

Cast

George O'BrienGeorge O’Brien…Kal Emerson; Barbara FritchieBarbara Fritchie…Sydney Blair; Frances GrantFrances Grant…Nugget; Morgan WallaceMorgan Wallace…Rand Leavitt; George 'Gabby' HayesGeorge ‘Gabby’ F. Hayes…Foley; Edward LeSaintEdward LeSaint…Samuel Blair; Dean Benton (1914-1996)Dean Benton…Steve Sloan; William BaileyWilliam Norton Bailey…Cliff Borden; Sid Jordan (1989-1970)Sid Jordan…Warns Leavitt; Victor Adamson (1890-1970)Victor Adamson…Dissident Miner at Bar; Hank BellHank Bell…Barfly; Harry BowenHarry Bowen…Miner Cheated by Leavitt; Neal HartNeal Hart…Dissident Miner at Bar; Lloyd IngrahamLloyd Ingraham…Dissident Miner at Bar; Clyde McClary…Barfly; Lafe McKeeLafe McKee…Dissident Miner at Bar; Hal PriceHal Price…Dissident Miner at Bar; Carl StockdaleCarl Stockdale…Investor Refusing Cal’s Loan Request; Harry TenbrookHarry Tenbrook…Miner Voting; Arthur Thalasso…Bartender.

Cinematography by Frank B. Good

Film Editing by Robert O. Crandall

Art Direction by Ralph M. DeLacy

Production Manager Edward Gross

Sound by Richard (Dick) E. Tyler

Stunts by Sid Jordan

 
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Posted by on 2018-12-02 in Movies

 

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Film based on To the Last Man, 1933

To the Last Man, 1933: Information from IMdB

Produced by Paramount Pictures, Harold Hurley

Directed by Henry Hathaway

Adapted by Jack Cunningham

Cast  

Randolph ScottRandolph Scott…Lynn Hayden; Esther RalstonEsther Ralston…Ellen Colby; Jack La RueJack La Rue…Jim Daggs; Buster CrabbeBuster Crabbe…Bill Hayden; Barton MacLaneBarton MacLane…Neil Stanley; Noah BeeryNoah Beery…Jed Colby; Gail PatrickGail Patrick…Ann Hayden Stanley; Egon Brechter (1880-1946)Egon Brecher…Mark Hayden; Muriel KirklandMuriel Kirkland…Molly Hayden; Fuzzy KnightFuzzy Knight…Jeff Morley; James C. Eagles…Eli Bruce; Eugenie BessererEugenie Besserer…Granny Spelvin; Harlan Knight (1874-1940)Harlan Knight…Grandpa Chet Spelvin; Jay Ward (1921-1989)Jay Ward…Lynn Hayden – as a Child; Erville AldersonErville Alderson…Judge; Tom Bay…Wounded Hayden Man; James BurkeJames Burke…Kentucky Sheriff; Rosita Butler…Ann Hayden-as a Child; John CarradineJohn Carradine…Pete Garon; Harry CordingHarry Cording…Colby Man Fred; William Gillis…Hayden Man; Cullen Johnson…Bill Hayden-as a Child; Ethan LaidlawEthan Laidlaw…Colby Man; Jim MasonJim Mason…Colby Man Joe; Russ Powell…Greaves; Dick Rush (1884-19..)Dick Rush…Prison Guard; Shirley TempleShirley Temple…Mary Stanley; Blackjack WardBlackjack Ward…Colby Man; Delmar Watson (1926-2008)Delmar Watson…Tad Stanley; Maston WilliamsMaston Williams…Colby Man

Cinematography by Ben F. Reynolds

Film Editing by Jack Scott

Art Direction by A. Earl Hedrick

Composers John Leipold and Ralph Rainger

 
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Posted by on 2018-11-26 in Movies

 

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Riders of the Purple Sage, 1986 Theatre Adaptation

In 1986 the Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas filmed the premiere of their version of Riders of the Purple Sage. Based on the make-up the cast wears it seems likely that the theatre adaptation is partly based on the 1925 movie.

 

 

 
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Posted by on 2018-09-22 in Movies

 

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Riders of the Purple Sage, 2017 Western Opera adaptation

2017 Western Opera adaptation of Riders of the Purple Sage. Information from Arizona Opera.

Jane Withersteen, a devout Mormon woman, has inherited a sprawling ranch from her father. With all the wealth and power her ranch represents, Jane is under pressure from the church to marry Elder Tull and add her land, herd, and spring to the growing Mormon settlement of Short Creek. When Jane resists Tull’s advances, he resorts to threatening to whip her head rider, Venters, on a trumped-up charge. Lassiter, a mysterious gunman, arrives in time to save Venters and drive off the Mormons. Lassiter has come to see the grave of Milly Erne, who was a dear friend to Jane. He asks about Milly’s daughter, who was taken by the church when she was a baby. When rustlers steal one of Jane’s herds, Venters rides off to confront them, knowing the feared Masked Rider is among them. He wounds the Masked Rider, and is astonished to discover a girl named Bess beneath the rider’s mask…. (Arizona Opera)

Craig Bohmler, Composer

Steven Mark Kohn, adapted by Librettist

Ed Mell, Scenic Designer

Fenlon Lamb Fenlon Lamb, Stage Director

Joseph Mechavich Joseph Mechavich, Conductor

Krstin Atwell Ford Kristin Atwell Ford, Co-Producer

Karin Wolverton Karin Wolverton, Jane Withersteen

Laura Wilde Laura Wilde, Jane Withersteen

Morgan Smith Morgan Smith, Lassiter

Joshua Jeremiah Joshua Jeremiah, Lassiter

Joshua Dennis Joshua Dennis, Bern Venters

Amanda Opuszynski Amanda Opuszynski, Bess

Kristopher Irmiter Kristopher Irmiter, Bishop Dyer

Keith Phares Keith Phares, Elder Tull

Hugo Vera Hugo Vera, Judkins


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Posted by on 2018-09-16 in Movies

 

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Riders of the Purple Sage, 1996 film adaptation

… in 1871. Jane Withersteen, a Mormon-born spinster of 28, has inherited a valuable ranch and spring from her father, which is coveted by other Mormons in the community. When Jane refuses to marry one of the Mormon elders, Deacon Tull. He is angry at her because she has befriended Bern Venters, a young man who works on her ranch and whom she has saved from a brutal whipping at the hand of the Mormons, they begin to persecute her openly. Meanwhile, Lassiter, a notorious gunman, arrives at the Withersteen ranch in search of the grave of his long-lost sister, Millie Erne. It doesn’t take him long to see that this community is controlled by the corrupt Deacon Tull who is a powerful elder. He is trying to take Jane’s land by forcing her to marry him, by harassing Venters and by branding her foreman as a dangerous outsider. He ends up staying on as Jane’s defender while Venters is on the trail of a gang of cattle rustlers that includes a mysterious Masked Rider. Jane is eventually driven off her ranch as the persecution escalates, but she and Lassiter fall in love. Lassiter eventually solves the mystery of his sister’s death when Jane tells him the story of what happened to Millie, and they also discover that the masked rider is Bess, his niece. Tull, Pastor Dyer and the men riding with them are all killed, leaving Jane and Lassiter free to love each other. (RoTPS)

Reviews of the movie may be found on IMDB

Produced by Amer Productions, Rosemont Productions International and Zeke Productions

  • Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, David A. Rosemont, Thomas John Kane and Stella Theodoulou

Directed by Charles Haid

  • Craig West, David Fudge, Dirk Craft, Peggy Stuber

Adapted by Gill Dennis

Cast (in credits order):

Ed Harris Ed Harris …Jim Lassiter; Amy Madigan Amy Madigan …Jane Withersteen

Henry Thomas Henry Thomas …Bern Venters; Robin Tunney Robin Tunney …Elizabeth Erne

Norbert Weisser Norbert Weisser …Deacon Tull; G.D. Spradlin G.D. Spradlin …Pastor Dyer

Lynn Wanlass Lynn Wanlass …Hester Brandt; Bob L. Harris …Collier Brandt

Jerry Wills …Oldring; Rusty Musselman …Matthew Blake

Tom Bower Tom Bower …Judkins; Erin Neal …Background

Stunts by Alvin William ‘Dutch’ Lunak, Chris Branham, Fenton Quinn, Glade Quinn, Gwynn Turnbull Weaver, Jim Wilkey, Johnny Hock, Mark Warrick, Mike Watson, Monty Stuart, Rusty Hendrickson

Music by Arthur Kempel and Bill Purse

Cinematography and editing by William Wages and David Holden, Skip Adams, Amy Carey, LaReine Johnston, David D. Williams

Effects by

  • Thomas Fife, Mitchell Medford and Matt Vogel
  • John R. McConnell, Phillip O’Hanlon, Ray McIntyre Jr., and Reid Paul

Costume, Wardrobe and Make-up by

  • Durinda Wood
  • Cynthia D. Brenner, Bill Edwards, Judy Evers, Kris Hemenway and Amy J. Roberts
  • Richard Arias, Daniel Curet, Paul Huntley, Bren Plaistowe and  Jeffrey Sacino

Wranglers: Don Holyoak, Jesse Shepard, Joe Taylor and Rusty Hendrickson


Translated sub-titles and/or dubbing:

  • Austrian: Erbarmungslos und gefährlich
  • Brazilian Portugese: Cavaleiros do Crepúsuclo
  • Bulgarian: Ездачите от лилавите салвии
  • Finnish: Purppuratasangon ratsastajat
  • French: Les cavaliers de la mort
  • German: Lassiter – Erbarmungslos und gefährlich
  • Greek: I orgi tis moiras
  • Hungarian: Vadnyugati történet
  • Polish: Purpurowy jezdziec
  • Romanian: Secta profitorilor
  • Serbian: Veličanstveni jahači
  • Spanish: El jinete púrpura
  • Swedish: Viddernas ryttare
 
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Riders of the Purple Sage, 1931 film adaptation

1931: Riders of the Purple Sage: Information from IMdB

A Remake of two earlier silent films … Seeking traces of his lost sister and her two young daughters, Jim Lassister reaches the Utah ranch of Jane Withersteen. He offers to help save Jane and her property from the depredations of a gang of crooked officials, organized under Judge Dyer. (Les Adams)

Produced by Fox Film Corporation

  • Edmund Grainger

Directed by Hamilton MacFadden

  • 2nd assistant director Earl Rettig

Adapted by Barry Conners, John F. Goodrich and Philip Klein

Cast:

George O'Brien George O’Brien …Jim Lassiter

Marguerite Churchill Marguerite Churchill …Jane Withersteen

Noah Beery Noah Beery …Judge Dyer

Yvonne Pelletier Yvonne Pelletier …Bess

James Todd …Vern Venters

Stanley Fields Stanley Fields …Oldring

Lester Dorr Lester Dorr …Judkins

Shirley Nail …Fay Larkin

Frank McGlynn Jr. Frank McGlynn Jr. …Adam Tull, Gang leader

Joe Brown …Bit Role

Dick Hunter …Rider

Cliff Lyons Cliff Lyons …Jed

Frank Meredith …Court Extra

Herman Nowlin …Rider

Vinegar Roan …Rider

Delmar Watson …Young Boy

Music by R.H. Bassett and Glen Knight

Cinematography by George Schneiderman

Costumes by Dolly Tree

Art by Don B. Greenwood

Stunts by Cliff Lyons

Presented by William Fox


Dubbed translations:

  • Austrian: Ritter der weiten Wüste
  • Brazilian Portugese: O Passo da Morte
  • Italian: L’amazzone mascherata
  • Portugese: O Salto Decisivo
  • Swedish: Den maskerade ryttaren
  • Ex-Yugoslavia Serbian: Jahaci rumene kadulje

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Riders of the Purple Sage, 1925 film adaptation

1925 Riders of the Purple Sage: Information from IMdB

Riders of the Purple Sage is a 1925 American silent western film … the film is about a former Texas Ranger who pursues a corrupt lawyer who abducted his married sister and niece. His search leads him to a remote Arizona ranch and the love of a good woman. (Wikipedia)

Produced by Fox Films Corporation

Directed by Lynn Reynolds

Adapted by Edfrid A. Bingham

Cast:

Tom Mix Tom Mix …Jim Carson aka Jim Lassiter

Beatrice Burnham …Milly Erne

Arthur Morrison …Frank Erne

Warner Oland Warner Oland …Lew Walters aka Judge Dyer

Wilfred Lucas Wilfred Lucas …Oldring

Mabel Ballin …Jane Withersteen

Charles Le Moyne Charles Le Moyne …Richard Tull

Harold Goodwin Harold Goodwin …Bern Venters

Seessel Anne Johnson …Bess as a Child

Hank Bell Hank Bell …Barfly

Gary Cooper Gary Cooper …Rider

Mark Hamilton Mark Hamilton …Outlaw Mr. Tull’s Gang

Fred Kohler Fred Kohler …Henchman Tom Metzger

Charles Newton …Henchman Joe Herd

Marian Nixon Marian Nixon …Bess Erne

Joe Rickson …Henchman Dave Slack

Anne Shirley Anne Shirley …Fay Larkin

Cinematography by Daniel B. Clark

Costumes by Sam Benson

Music by composer William P. Perry

Presented by William Fox


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Dubbed translations:

  • Austrian: Der Rächer/Die Todesreiter
  • Brazilan Portugese: O Passo da Morte
  • Finnish:
  • German: Der Rächer
  • French: Tom le vengeur
  • Hungarian: A legjobb rossz ember
  • Polish: Jezdzcy purpurowego stepu
 
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