King of the Herd (1929)

Western | 1929

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HISTORY

Although King of the Herd was approved for release in New York State in 1927, no reviews have been located for the film prior to the one in Var on 18 Sep 1929, and FDYB lists it as a 1929 ... More Less

Although King of the Herd was approved for release in New York State in 1927, no reviews have been located for the film prior to the one in Var on 18 Sep 1929, and FDYB lists it as a 1929 release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Today`s Cinema News and Property Gazette
23 Apr 1930.
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Variety
18 Sep 1929
p. 55.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1929
Premiere Information:
New York State license: 1 July 1927
New York opening: 12 September 1929
Production Date:
1927
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,600
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Arizona cowboy Paul Garrison vows to capture King, the stallion leader of a herd of wild horses. The horse, meanwhile, ingeniously frees a stable of horses from the ranch of wealthy Clarence Dorance, whose polo pony Diana VII is the apple of King's eye. Paul saves the endangered Nancy Dorance from the stampede and recovers Diana VII, only to have her stolen by Scar Satilleo, an Indian, who paints the mare so as to disguise her. King sees through this ruse and frees his love, only to be finally captured by Garrison and his pal, Zip Jones. The cowboy then enters the Santa Barbara polo matches astride King, defeats a persistent rival, Barry Kahn, and wins both the Travor Cup and Nancy's hand in ... +


Arizona cowboy Paul Garrison vows to capture King, the stallion leader of a herd of wild horses. The horse, meanwhile, ingeniously frees a stable of horses from the ranch of wealthy Clarence Dorance, whose polo pony Diana VII is the apple of King's eye. Paul saves the endangered Nancy Dorance from the stampede and recovers Diana VII, only to have her stolen by Scar Satilleo, an Indian, who paints the mare so as to disguise her. King sees through this ruse and frees his love, only to be finally captured by Garrison and his pal, Zip Jones. The cowboy then enters the Santa Barbara polo matches astride King, defeats a persistent rival, Barry Kahn, and wins both the Travor Cup and Nancy's hand in marriage. +

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