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A Holy Terror (1931)

Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls ... See full summary »

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Irving Cummings

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Max Brand (novel), Myron C. Fagan (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Tony Bard aka Woodbury
Sally Eilers ... Jerry Foster
Rita La Roy ... Kitty Carroll
Humphrey Bogart ... Steve Nash
James Kirkwood ... William Drew
Stanley Fields ... Butch Morgan
Robert Warwick ... John Bard aka Thomas Woodbury
Richard Tucker ... Tom Hedges
Earl Pingree Earl Pingree ... Jim Lawler
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Eastern millionaire's son Bard finds his father murdered and flies west to see rancher Drew who may know something about it. En route he crashes his plane into Jerry's bathroom; she falls in love with him which makes her suitor Steve jealous. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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From the polo field to the unsettled West he rushed to avenge the death of his father! (Print Ad- Lebanon Daily News, ((Lebanon Penna.)) 22 August 1931) See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den ridande hämnaren See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Lonesome Lover
(uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Al Bryan
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"Took him for a ride, as they say in the classics."
6 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Unholy bore is more like it. Creaky western about a greenhorn (George O'Brien) who heads west to find some answers surrounding his father. It's a "modern western" meaning it takes place during the era in which it was made, not the 1800s. Notable only for an early appearance by Humphrey Bogart (his first western). It's interesting to see Bogie still wet-behind-the-ears, acting-wise. He does nothing to impress here, really, but nothing to embarrass either. George O'Brien is as exciting as tooth decay. Sally Eilers plays the girl O'Brien and Bogart both lust after for reasons unknown to me. This is a really boring movie, even for a B western made during this period. Add to that the usual negatives that burden early talkies and you've got a dud on your hands. Favorite scene is the most moronic meet cute ever: O'Brien crashes his plane into Sally Eilers' bathroom!


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