Rebellion (1936)

60 or 62 mins | Western | 27 October 1936

Director:

Lynn Shores

Producer:

E. B. Derr

Cinematographer:

Arthur Martinelli

Editor:

Donald Barratt

Production Designer:

Edward C. Jewell

Production Company:

Crescent Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title for this film was 31st Star . According to a news item in FD , this was the second in a series of Tom Keene films made by E. B. Derr (see entry for The Glory Trail above). A 1938 Var review claims that Robert McKenzie played the part of President Taylor, and Allen Cavan, who is credited on the screen as Taylor, a part called Kito. The same review lists Roger Gray's character as Halsing, and Jack Ingram is erroneously listed as Jack Cortez playing Halde, while Lita Cortez is credited as playing Lolita. The 1938 review suggests the film was either re-released in 1938 or was not released in New York until then. There is no evidence that the names of the characters were changed or that the film was re-made. According to a modern source, this film was re-issued in 1946 as Lady from Frisco ... More Less

The working title for this film was 31st Star . According to a news item in FD , this was the second in a series of Tom Keene films made by E. B. Derr (see entry for The Glory Trail above). A 1938 Var review claims that Robert McKenzie played the part of President Taylor, and Allen Cavan, who is credited on the screen as Taylor, a part called Kito. The same review lists Roger Gray's character as Halsing, and Jack Ingram is erroneously listed as Jack Cortez playing Halde, while Lita Cortez is credited as playing Lolita. The 1938 review suggests the film was either re-released in 1938 or was not released in New York until then. There is no evidence that the names of the characters were changed or that the film was re-made. According to a modern source, this film was re-issued in 1946 as Lady from Frisco . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
30 Jul 36
p. 5.
Daily Variety
6 Oct 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
22 Sep 36
p. 4.
Film Daily
10 Oct 36
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Aug 36
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Oct 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
9 Oct 36
p. 13.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Oct 36
p. 47, 50
Variety
4 May 38
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Lady from Frisco
31st Star
Release Date:
27 October 1936
Production Date:
27 August--late September 1936 at Talisman Studios
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 62
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2679
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1850, in California after the signing of the Guadelupe-Hidalgo treaty with the United States, which ended the Mexican War, Mexicans fight for land guaranteed to them by the treaty. President Zachary Taylor sends Cavalry officer Captain John Carroll, his personal aide, to insure the rights of Mexican citizens after Paula Castillo recounts to him the atrocities committed by American land-grabbers, including the murder of her father. Paula and Carroll quickly fall in love, and he befriends her brother Ricardo, who, as leader of a band of Mexican guerillas, has been outlawed by the terrorists. At first the Mexicans are suspicious of Carroll, until he fends off the raiders and their leader, Harris, when they invade the Castillo hacienda during a fiesta. Ricardo and his guerillas agree to lay down their arms in favor of Carroll's plan of non-violent resistance. Harris, who controls the crooked and weak officials, has Carroll jailed on a trumped up charge, and Ricardo dies in a skirmish with the raiders while helping Carroll to escape. Carroll then decides to have the Mexicans take up their arms and leads a series of night attacks, which drive the Americans off the land they usurped. Paula, meanwhile, is kidnapped by the brigands and her hacienda is jeopardized during a gun siege, but Carroll saves Paula and her home by fighting Harris hand-to-hand. The Mexicans celebrate the restoration of their land at a large fiesta, and Carroll wins Paula's hand and the governorship of ... +


In 1850, in California after the signing of the Guadelupe-Hidalgo treaty with the United States, which ended the Mexican War, Mexicans fight for land guaranteed to them by the treaty. President Zachary Taylor sends Cavalry officer Captain John Carroll, his personal aide, to insure the rights of Mexican citizens after Paula Castillo recounts to him the atrocities committed by American land-grabbers, including the murder of her father. Paula and Carroll quickly fall in love, and he befriends her brother Ricardo, who, as leader of a band of Mexican guerillas, has been outlawed by the terrorists. At first the Mexicans are suspicious of Carroll, until he fends off the raiders and their leader, Harris, when they invade the Castillo hacienda during a fiesta. Ricardo and his guerillas agree to lay down their arms in favor of Carroll's plan of non-violent resistance. Harris, who controls the crooked and weak officials, has Carroll jailed on a trumped up charge, and Ricardo dies in a skirmish with the raiders while helping Carroll to escape. Carroll then decides to have the Mexicans take up their arms and leads a series of night attacks, which drive the Americans off the land they usurped. Paula, meanwhile, is kidnapped by the brigands and her hacienda is jeopardized during a gun siege, but Carroll saves Paula and her home by fighting Harris hand-to-hand. The Mexicans celebrate the restoration of their land at a large fiesta, and Carroll wins Paula's hand and the governorship of California. +

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