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A Holy Terror (1931)

Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls ... See full summary »

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Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls in love with him which makes her suitor Steve jealous. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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19 July 1931 (USA)  »

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Den ridande hämnaren  »

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Lonesome Lover
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Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Bryan
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"Took him for a ride, as they say in the classics."
6 June 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Unholy bore is more like it. Creaky western about a greenhorn (George O'Brien) who heads west to find some answers surrounding his father. It's a "modern western" meaning it takes place during the era in which it was made, not the 1800s. Notable only for an early appearance by Humphrey Bogart (his first western). It's interesting to see Bogie still wet-behind-the-ears, acting-wise. He does nothing to impress here, really, but nothing to embarrass either. George O'Brien is as exciting as tooth decay. Sally Eilers plays the girl O'Brien and Bogart both lust after for reasons unknown to me. This is a really boring movie, even for a B western made during this period. Add to that the usual negatives that burden early talkies and you've got a dud on your hands. Favorite scene is the most moronic meet cute ever: O'Brien crashes his plane into Sally Eilers' bathroom!


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