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Man of the Forest (1933)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 August 1933 (USA)
Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.

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Brett Dale
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Alice Gayner
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Jim Gayner
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Clint Beasley
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Henchman Mulvey
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Yegg
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Big Boy (as Guinn Williams)
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Mrs. Peg Forney
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Peg's Friend
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Sheriff Blake
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Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.

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25 August 1933 (USA)  »

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Challenge of the Frontier  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Although this film was re-released theatrically under its original title, it was re-titled 'Challenge of the Frontier' when it was sold to television, most likely to protect the theatrical re-release which was still in progress in many territories. It was first telecast in Detroit Friday 6 November 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Wednesday 6 January 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Saturday 29 May 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4). In San Francisco, it first hit the airwaves Saturday 22 October 1955 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »

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Brett Dale: Now don't try that again.
Alice Gaynor: I'll kill you the next time!
Brett Dale: If you do, I'll spank you again.
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Scenery, Mustache & African Lions
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a standard Western with all the proper elements: do-right hero (R. Scott), do-wrong villain (Noah Beery), henchmen and "characters", pretty scenery, and African lions (???).

It is interesting to see a youthful Randolph Scott with a face-altering mustache and spouting an odd aristocratic Southern dialect ("they ah coming hyeah") while masquerading as a woman-hating mountain man.

The "mountain lions" are of course African lions loaned out from Tarzan.

The scenery, wherever it is, is very nice: mountains and lonesome pines.

Noah Beery makes a nice villain, really very good at it, and Verna Hillie is attractive enough.

The plot and acting are no more absurd than a million other B-westerns.


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