Wild Horse Mesa (1925)

Western | 14 September 1925

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Lucien Hubbard

Cinematographer:

Bert Glennon

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

The Dec 1924 AmCin reported that cameraman Bert Glennon left for location at the Grand Canyon in Arizona to work with Zane Grey.
       According to the 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, Jack Holt had completed work on Wild Horse Mesa.
       Zane Grey's novel was first published as a serial in Country Gentleman magazine, beginning on 19 Apr 1924. Paramount filmed another version of Grey's Wild Horse Mesa in 1932, directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Randolph Scott and Sally Blane. RKO produced a third adaptation in 1947, directed by Wallace A. Grissell and starring Tim Holt (son of Jack Holt) and Nan Leslie (see ... More Less

The Dec 1924 AmCin reported that cameraman Bert Glennon left for location at the Grand Canyon in Arizona to work with Zane Grey.
       According to the 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, Jack Holt had completed work on Wild Horse Mesa.
       Zane Grey's novel was first published as a serial in Country Gentleman magazine, beginning on 19 Apr 1924. Paramount filmed another version of Grey's Wild Horse Mesa in 1932, directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Randolph Scott and Sally Blane. RKO produced a third adaptation in 1947, directed by Wallace A. Grissell and starring Tim Holt (son of Jack Holt) and Nan Leslie (see entries). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Dec 1924
p. 13.
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jun 1925
p. 62.
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Aug 1925
p. 49.
Film Daily
16 Aug 1925.
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New York Times
10 Aug 1925
p. 8.
Variety
12 Aug 1925
p. 33.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 September 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 9 August 1925
Production Date:
ended June 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21823
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,164
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bert Manerube interests Lige Melberne in a scheme to capture a herd of wild horses by running them into a barbwire corral. Chane Weymer, a trail rider, realizes that this procedure will maim or kill most of the horses and convinces Melberne to change his plans. Manerube then joins up with the McPherson gang and persuades them to uses the barbwire trap. The men stampede the wild horses toward the wire, and Chane rides out in front of them, leading the horses away from the corral. McPherson is killed by an Indian seeking revenge for the death of his daughter. Chane weds ... +


Bert Manerube interests Lige Melberne in a scheme to capture a herd of wild horses by running them into a barbwire corral. Chane Weymer, a trail rider, realizes that this procedure will maim or kill most of the horses and convinces Melberne to change his plans. Manerube then joins up with the McPherson gang and persuades them to uses the barbwire trap. The men stampede the wild horses toward the wire, and Chane rides out in front of them, leading the horses away from the corral. McPherson is killed by an Indian seeking revenge for the death of his daughter. Chane weds Sue. +

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