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Tumbleweeds (1925)

Approved | | Western | 27 December 1925 (USA)
The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and ... See full summary »

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(as King Baggott), (uncredited)

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(story), (adaptation)
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Don Carver (as Wm. S. Hart)
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J. Gordon Russell ...
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Bill Freel (as Richard R. Niell)
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Old Man (as George Marion)
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Old Woman
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Taylor N. Duncan ...
Cavalry Major (as Ted Duncan)
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The government will grant a fringe of terrain for the settlers who want to live and work there. The starting sign will be a gunshot which will iniciate the run for the best fields and claims. Written by Volker Boehm

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History recorded in heart-throbs!

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Western

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27 December 1925 (USA)  »

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Agriohorta  »

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$312,000 (estimated)
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| (Ontario)

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1.33 : 1
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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT Thursday 17 July 1941. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. See more »

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Don Carver: Boys, it's the last of the West.
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Classic Silent Western That's Still Worth Seeing
26 July 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Once it was among the most popular movies of its kind, and now it's generally remembered only by silent movie fans, but "Tumbleweeds" is a classic silent Western that's still worth seeing. To be sure, a lot of its appeal now comes from nostalgia, but in its time it was close to the top of its genre.

The opening scenes start the story nicely, and they also give it some thoughtful overtones, with cowboys Hart and Lucien Littlefield coming to realize their role as "Tumbleweeds" in a changing world. The 'tumbleweed' image is used well in developing Hart's character, as he faces the consequences of the land rush and of the personal affairs he gets involved in. The story itself has a lot of familiar elements, without many surprises, but the atmosphere and the characters are enough to carry it.

The land rush sequence is probably the most exciting part of the movie, and it is quite a fine set piece. It's later followed by a fast-paced climactic chase that also works well. The action makes a good complement to the atmosphere of the changing frontier, making it a movie that fits together nicely, and that still works pretty well.


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