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Winners of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | | Drama, History, War | 15 January 1927 (USA)
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers:

Marian Ainslee (titles), Josephine Chippo | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ... Col. Sir Dennis O'Hara (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
Joan Crawford ... René Contrecoeur
Edward Connelly ... Gen. Contrecoeur
Roy D'Arcy ... Capt. Dumas
Louise Lorraine ... Mimi
Edward Hearn ... Gen. George Washington
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Timothy
Will Walling ... Gen. Edward Braddock (as Will R. Walling)
Frank Currier ... Gov. de Vaudreuil
Lionel Belmore ... Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia
Chief John Big Tree ... Chief Pontiac
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Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.

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Cupid wages a private war of his own and captures two hearts! A Romance with a kick in it! Against the backdrop of early pioneer days, Indian warfare and intrigue! Thousands of Indians- feats of horsemanship to amaze you! Never a dull moment! (Print ad- DeRuyter Gleaner ((DeRuyter, N. Y.)) 10 March 1927) See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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The 2-strip Technicolor sequence, running 180 feet (about 2 minutes) occurs in the last reel when Tim McCoy and Joan Crawford arrive in Alexandria, Virginia, and are surrounded by soldiers as they step out of their carriage. See more »

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A rarity showed up in bad condition
9 November 2019 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

For those interested,Tim McCoy and a young Joan Crawford star. Film is set in North America, in 1755, during the French and Indian War. McCoy is some sort of British scout; Crawford is a daughter of a French general, and complications ensue, including an Indian attack that must have been impressive looking in 1927, but in the print I saw, was a challenge just to tell who was who(m).

Crawford wears a blonde wig and white clothing for the first twenty minutes, and is almost totally washed out as a result. She changes back to brunette twenty some minutes in for the rest of the film. I can't criticize anything but the quality of the print. If you want to see this rarity and it turns up, don't delay; if I thought this was an easily available film, I would have quit watching after a minute or so .

I'm not rating this one because the bad quality of the print I saw completely overwhelms any good features the film might have had.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

15 January 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winners of the Wilderness See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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