Idaho Red (1929)

50 mins | Western | 21 April 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Apr 1929.
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Variety
24 Apr 1929
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 April 1929
Copyright Claimant:
F.B.O. Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 April 1929
Copyright Number:
LP474
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
50
Length(in feet):
4,769
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An orphaned newspaper boy, Tadpole, eluding the authorities is aided by Andy Thorton, an ex-Marine, who acts as his guardian and takes him to his ranch in Idaho. A guest there, who introduces herself as Mary Regan, sister of Jim Regan, the half owner of the property who was killed in the war, manages the ranch along with Andy. Foreman Dave Lucas, who has been secretly manufacturing counterfeit money, tries unsucessfully to frame Andy, and to avoid suspicion, he and his men decide to leave town. Andy becomes suspicious, and Mary, discovering their secret workshop, sends word to the sheriff through Tad, but he is captured. Andy arrives before they are able to escape and is overcome by acid fumes; in an exciting chase, Andy follows the villains, leaping from his horse to their automobile, and captures ... +


An orphaned newspaper boy, Tadpole, eluding the authorities is aided by Andy Thorton, an ex-Marine, who acts as his guardian and takes him to his ranch in Idaho. A guest there, who introduces herself as Mary Regan, sister of Jim Regan, the half owner of the property who was killed in the war, manages the ranch along with Andy. Foreman Dave Lucas, who has been secretly manufacturing counterfeit money, tries unsucessfully to frame Andy, and to avoid suspicion, he and his men decide to leave town. Andy becomes suspicious, and Mary, discovering their secret workshop, sends word to the sheriff through Tad, but he is captured. Andy arrives before they are able to escape and is overcome by acid fumes; in an exciting chase, Andy follows the villains, leaping from his horse to their automobile, and captures them. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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