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The Painted Desert (1931)

Passed  -  Western  -  7 March 1931 (USA)
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Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own ... See full summary »

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Bill Holbrook (as Bill Boyd)
Helen Twelvetrees ...
Mary Ellen Cameron
William Farnum ...
Cash Holbrook
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Jeff Cameron
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Rance Brett
Charles Sellon ...
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Hugh Adams ...
'Dynamite'
Wade Boteler ...
Bob Carson
Will Walling ...
Kirby
Edmund Breese ...
Judge Matthews
Edward Hearn ...
Tex (as Guy Edward Hearn)
William Le Maire ...
Denver (as William LeMaire)
Richard Cramer ...
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Western pardners Jeff and Cash find a baby boy in an otherwise deserted emigrants' camp, and clash over which is to be "father." They are still bitterly feuding years later when they own adjacent ranches. Bill, the foundling whom Cash has raised to young manhood, wants to end the feud and extends an olive branch toward Jeff, who now has a lovely daughter. But during a mining venture, the bitterness escalates. Is Bill to be set against his own adoptive father? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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7 March 1931 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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William Boyd was 35 and already had gray hair when he played young Bill Holbrook. See more »

Quotes

[Cash and Jeff rescue a baby from a deserted wagon]
Cash Holbrook: What have we got that'll feed his gizzard? He can't chaw jerky!
Jeff Cameron: Aw, you don't know nothin'. There's oatmeal gruel and a mite of bacon grease'll see him through.
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Oh! Susanna
(1848)
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Worth it for Gable
19 July 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable in his first big role. He gets low billing but has plenty of screen time to make it appear as if he's one of the stars. Very interesting to see him as a villain in this early Western talkie. It's bigger than a B-western but not quite as fully formed as a feature film; it's somewhere in the middle. Beautiful Arizona locations but terrible production and poor acting aside from Gable and the leading lady, playing opposite western star William Boyd. This really isn't anything especially noteworthy except for Gable's appearance but I'm still glad I got to see it.

5.7 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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