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Joaquin Murrieta (1938)

 -  Mystery | Western | Short  -  11 June 1938 (USA)
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This MGM Historical Mystery tells the story of Joaquin Murrieta, who terrorized California in the mid 19th century with acts of robbery, arson, and murder. They were carried out in response... See full summary »

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This MGM Historical Mystery tells the story of Joaquin Murrieta, who terrorized California in the mid 19th century with acts of robbery, arson, and murder. They were carried out in response to injustices done to the native Mexicans by Eastern settlers looking for gold. Although he is believed to have died in a shootout in the 1850's, there are those who say he lived into the 1910's. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Mystery | Western | Short

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11 June 1938 (USA)  »

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An Historical Mystery #6: Joaquin Murrieta  »

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Sixth episode in MGM's Historical Mystery one-reel series. See more »

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Edited from San Francisco (1936) See more »

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Early Docu-Drama
21 December 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This was just shown on TCM "one reel wonder" and it caught me off guard. It was completely dramatized, as if bits of scenes (often 2 seconds long) were clipped from an actual western movie and spliced together at the typical lightning speed of newsreels and "passing parade". It was, of course, accompanied by the deadpan, loud, authoritative newsreel announcer with no actors' voices heard.

What is strange is that I cannot cross-reference the director, writer, or actors to any original film on Murrieta. So I'm guessing a "B" western film was begun and not completed, and these snippets of scenes, instead of going to waste, were pulled together into this "historical short". If not, it might have been a training exercise to test new actors and crew with scenes shot on existing scenery and equipment. In either case, it was an interesting story and 10 minutes long.


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