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The Silver Bullet (1935)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 11 May 1935 (USA)
Tom Henderson is made Sheriff of Chico to fight Slim Walker's gang. Unknown to Tom, banker Luke Hargrave is the gang's real boss. Dad Kane is looking for the man that blinded him whom he ... See full summary »

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Tom Henderson is made Sheriff of Chico to fight Slim Walker's gang. Unknown to Tom, banker Luke Hargrave is the gang's real boss. Dad Kane is looking for the man that blinded him whom he can remember by his voice. He finds him when the gang robs the bank and Tom chases them down. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A RECKLESS RIDING ROMEO IN A ROARING DRAMA OF THE WEST! (original poster-all caps)

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Romance | Western

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11 May 1935 (USA)  »

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A Bala de Prata  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Sunday 14 August 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and in New York City Tuesday 13 December 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Nicely atmospheric little western
20 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Tom Tyler (Tom Henderson), Jayne Regan (Nora Kane), Lafe McKee (John Kane), Charles King (Luke Hargrave), George Chesebro (Slim Walker), Slim Whitaker (Scurvy) Lew Meehan (Pete), Franklyn Farnum (the real marshal), Wally Wales (Jake), Jimmy Aubrey (Jerry), Robert Walker (phony marshal), Tex Palmer, George Hazel (phony deputies), Blackie Whiteford (agitator), Gene Alsace (lyncher), Bruce Mitchell (barkeep), Emma Tansey, Tom Smith, Fred Parker, Ray Henderson, George Morrell, Eva McKenzie, Allen Greer, Herman Hack, Jack Evans, Robert Brower (townspeople), Barney Beasley (barfly), Hank Bell, Bill Patton (gamblers), Nelson McDowell (parson).

Director: B.B. RAY. Screenplay: William L. Nolte. Dialogue: Carl Krusada. Continuity: Rose Gordon. Photography: J. Henry Kruse. Film editor: Fred Bain. Art director: Charles Stevens. Assistant director: Gene George. Sound recording: Oscar Lagerstrom. Associate producer: Harry S. Webb. Producer: Bernard B. Ray.

Not copyrighted by Reliable Pictures Corp. Released through William Steiner: 11 May 1935. 58 minutes.

SYNOPSIS: After a run-in with the town's badmen, a well-mannered stranger accepts a job as sheriff. Perhaps he has his eye on the blind storekeeper's pretty daughter.

COMMENT: Tom Tyler acquits himself well against a strong line-up of villains in this nicely atmospheric little western. We like Jayne Regan's pert little heroine too. Lafe McKee's fans will also have a field day. And there's more than enough action to satisfy the matinée crowd.

All the same, I was very surprised to find the film listed as a 1935 release. Its lack of sophistication in almost all departments (writing, acting, directing, photography) except for an occasional spurt of inventive film editing (the cuts between really close close-ups of Tyler and Chesebro, which force the villain to back down), stamp the movie as a product of a more primitive school of Poverty Row movie-making!


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