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Man of the Forest (1933)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 25 August 1933 (USA)
Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Jack Cunningham (screenplay), Zane Grey (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Brett Dale
Verna Hillie ... Alice Gayner
Harry Carey ... Jim Gayner
Noah Beery ... Clint Beasley
Barton MacLane ... Henchman Mulvey
Buster Crabbe ... Henchman Yegg
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Big Boy (as Guinn Williams)
Vince Barnett ... Little
Blanche Friderici ... Mrs. Peg Forney
Tempe Pigott ... Peg's Friend
Tom Kennedy ... Sheriff Blake
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Pegg, a henchman
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Beasley, who is after Gayner's land, plans to kidnap his daughter. But Dale overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff arrest Dale for the murder.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Challenge of the Frontier See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The 20 Zane Grey stories sold by Paramount to Favorite Films for theatrical re-release, and then to Unity Television Corporation for television broadcast are as follows: The Light of Western Stars/Winning the West (1930), Fighting Caravans/Blazing Arrows (1931), Heritage of the Desert/When the West Was Young (1932), The Mysterious Rider/The Fighting Phantom (1933), The Thundering Herd/Buffalo Stampede (1933), Man of the Forest/Challenge of the Frontier (1933), To the Last Man/Law of Vengeance (1933), Wagon Wheels/Caravans West (1934), Rocky Mountain Mystery/The Fighting Westerner (1935), Drift Fence/Texas Desperadoes (1936), Desert Gold/Desert Storm (1936), The Arizona Raiders/Bad Men of Arizona (1936), Arizona Mahoney/Arizona Thunderbolt (1936), Forlorn River/River of Destiny (1937), Thunder Trail/Thunder Pass (1937), Born to the West/Hell Town (1937), The Mysterious Rider/Mark of the Avenger (1938), Heritage of the Desert/Heritage of the Plains (1939), Knights of the Range/Bad Men of Nevada (1940), and The Light of Western Stars/Border Renegade (1940). See more »

Quotes

Brett Dale: Now don't try that again.
Alice Gaynor: I'll kill you the next time!
Brett Dale: If you do, I'll spank you again.
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Scenery, Mustache & African Lions
31 December 2006 | by sflynn22See all my reviews

This is a standard Western with all the proper elements: do-right hero (R. Scott), do-wrong villain (Noah Beery), henchmen and "characters", pretty scenery, and African lions (???).

It is interesting to see a youthful Randolph Scott with a face-altering mustache and spouting an odd aristocratic Southern dialect ("they ah coming hyeah") while masquerading as a woman-hating mountain man.

The "mountain lions" are of course African lions loaned out from Tarzan.

The scenery, wherever it is, is very nice: mountains and lonesome pines.

Noah Beery makes a nice villain, really very good at it, and Verna Hillie is attractive enough.

The plot and acting are no more absurd than a million other B-westerns.


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