The Eagle's Brood (1935)

60-61 mins | Western | 25 October 1935

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HISTORY

The title card reads "Clarence E. Mulford's The Eagle's Brood ." This film was listed in the copyright catalog as The Eagle's Blood and was reviewed in Var under that title. The end credits place actor George Hayes fourth in the cast list, but he is second in the opening cast credits, as "Geo. (Gabby Hayes)." Although the role of "Dolores" is credited to Nana Martinez in the end credits, all reviews credit the role to Joan Woodbury, the name that Martinez used for the rest of her career. End credits of the print viewed listed the picture as a "Goodwill Release," but that was the name of the distribution company of a later re-releae of the film.
       According to a 5 Oct 1935 news item in HR , this film was shot at Prudential Studios, of which Harry Sherman was president, although the viewed print includes a statement that the film was recorded at Central Service Studios, Inc. According to the film's pressbook, portions of the film were shot in the Sierra Mountains, CA. According to a 28 Dec 1935 news item in HR , Norway banned this film because of excessive shooting, and Sweden and Denmark censors refused to allow children to see it.For more information on the series, consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Hop-Along Cassidy ... More Less

The title card reads "Clarence E. Mulford's The Eagle's Brood ." This film was listed in the copyright catalog as The Eagle's Blood and was reviewed in Var under that title. The end credits place actor George Hayes fourth in the cast list, but he is second in the opening cast credits, as "Geo. (Gabby Hayes)." Although the role of "Dolores" is credited to Nana Martinez in the end credits, all reviews credit the role to Joan Woodbury, the name that Martinez used for the rest of her career. End credits of the print viewed listed the picture as a "Goodwill Release," but that was the name of the distribution company of a later re-releae of the film.
       According to a 5 Oct 1935 news item in HR , this film was shot at Prudential Studios, of which Harry Sherman was president, although the viewed print includes a statement that the film was recorded at Central Service Studios, Inc. According to the film's pressbook, portions of the film were shot in the Sierra Mountains, CA. According to a 28 Dec 1935 news item in HR , Norway banned this film because of excessive shooting, and Sweden and Denmark censors refused to allow children to see it.For more information on the series, consult the Series Index and see the entry below for Hop-Along Cassidy below. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
5 Oct 1935
p. 3.
Film Daily
10 Oct 1935
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Oct 1935
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Dec 1935
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Jan 1936
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
7 Oct 1935
p. 9.
Motion Picture Herald
12 Oct 1935
p. 40.
Variety
29 Jan 1936
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Clarence E. Mulford's The Eagle's Brood
The Eagle's Blood
Release Date:
25 October 1935
Production Date:
at Prudential Studios
recorded at Central Service Studios, Inc.
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 October 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5887
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Wide Range System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60-61
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
1564
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

A group of bandits led by Big Henry kills the son and daughter-in-law of Señor Chavez, as they are carrying gold across the Mexican border to Chavez. His grandson Pablo witnessed the murders and is rescued by Henry's girl friend Dolores, a dancer in Henry's saloon. Dolores is about to ask Henry to take Pablo home but realizes he is the murderer and sends word to Señor Chavez to meet her at Henry's El Infierno Bar. When sheriff Bill Cassidy discovers El Toro, a notorious Mexican bandit, is in town, he and deputy Johnny Nelson go after him. While in pursuit, Bill gets trapped in quicksand and is saved by El Toro. As Bill is about to arrest El Toro, he reveals himself as Señor Chavez, and moved by his plight, Bill promises to save Pablo. In Henry's saloon, Dolores is about to reveal Pablo's hiding place to Bill when Henry realizes her duplicity and kills her, claiming she has committed suicide. At the bar, Bill shoots Henry's partner, Ed, as he threatens to kill old bartender Spike. Impressed with Bill, Henry invites him to join his gang. Jealous gang member Mike goes after Bill in order to avenge Ed's death, but dies when his horse drags him. Johnny, meanwhile, discovers red clay on Dolores' boots, and Spike advises him to go to Red Mountain. Steve, another of Henry's men, follows and wounds Johnny after overhearing him explain El Toro's wishes to Bill. Steve reports Bill's duplicity to Henry, who sends Steve and Bill to retrieve Mike's body, then follows with Spike and a posse. Spike is killed ... +


A group of bandits led by Big Henry kills the son and daughter-in-law of Señor Chavez, as they are carrying gold across the Mexican border to Chavez. His grandson Pablo witnessed the murders and is rescued by Henry's girl friend Dolores, a dancer in Henry's saloon. Dolores is about to ask Henry to take Pablo home but realizes he is the murderer and sends word to Señor Chavez to meet her at Henry's El Infierno Bar. When sheriff Bill Cassidy discovers El Toro, a notorious Mexican bandit, is in town, he and deputy Johnny Nelson go after him. While in pursuit, Bill gets trapped in quicksand and is saved by El Toro. As Bill is about to arrest El Toro, he reveals himself as Señor Chavez, and moved by his plight, Bill promises to save Pablo. In Henry's saloon, Dolores is about to reveal Pablo's hiding place to Bill when Henry realizes her duplicity and kills her, claiming she has committed suicide. At the bar, Bill shoots Henry's partner, Ed, as he threatens to kill old bartender Spike. Impressed with Bill, Henry invites him to join his gang. Jealous gang member Mike goes after Bill in order to avenge Ed's death, but dies when his horse drags him. Johnny, meanwhile, discovers red clay on Dolores' boots, and Spike advises him to go to Red Mountain. Steve, another of Henry's men, follows and wounds Johnny after overhearing him explain El Toro's wishes to Bill. Steve reports Bill's duplicity to Henry, who sends Steve and Bill to retrieve Mike's body, then follows with Spike and a posse. Spike is killed while trying to warn Bill that Johnny has been wounded. Bill shoots down the posse then races to Red Mountain and saves Pablo just as Henry arrives. Henry and Bill fight and Henry falls to his death. Bill and Johnny then return Pablo to Señor Chavez. +

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