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Poetic Gem: The Old Prospector Talks (1935)

Approved | | Short, Music, Western | 25 April 1935 (USA)
Based on the poem "The Prospector" by Edgar A. Guest, the camera follows an old-time Death Valley prospector roaming and saunter over the hills and desert in quest of the elusive gold. ... See full summary »

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Norman Brokenshire ...
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Al Shayne ...
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Based on the poem "The Prospector" by Edgar A. Guest, the camera follows an old-time Death Valley prospector roaming and saunter over the hills and desert in quest of the elusive gold. Sitting in front of his cabin, as night falls, the old prospector shows the effects of his advancing age. Norfman Brokenshire supplies the narrative, and Al Shayne, 'the ambassador of song,' sings his composition of "Take Me Back to the Mountains," written to the theme of the song. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Music | Western

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25 April 1935 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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They don't make films like this any more...thank goodness!!!
3 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a short film from the most ridiculously named DVD collection--"Great Old Short Subjects" from Alpha Video. I suppose their interpretation of the word 'great' is anything that's in the public domain...and I mean ANYTHING! That's because this is a cruddy little film and hardly worth your time unless you are a masochist! Yes, it's THAT bad--and I assume audience members went to the bathroom or bought popcorn when this rotten film was being shown! It consists of lots of lousy footage of an old prospector--accompanied by yechy singing (accompanied by a marimba) and a narrator spouting 3rd-rate poetry. It's never interesting and looks 100% cheap...and duller than watching paint dry. Classic? Great? No way--it's awful and I wouldn't waste my time with this one.


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