Mountain Justice (1930)

72 mins | Western | 4 May 1930

Director:

Harry Joe Brown

Writer:

Bennett Cohen

Cinematographer:

Ted McCord

Editor:

Fred Allen

Production Company:

Ken Maynard Productions
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Kettle Creek. An 8 Feb 1930 news item in the Wellington, New Zealand newspaper The Evening Post reported that the film's story was written by Jacques Jaccard, but the extent of Jaccard's contribution, if any, to the completed film has not been determined. Acording to the ^Var review, songs in the film were sung by Katherine Crawford. It is possible that the titles listed above were not the only songs in the film. ...

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The film's working title was Kettle Creek. An 8 Feb 1930 news item in the Wellington, New Zealand newspaper The Evening Post reported that the film's story was written by Jacques Jaccard, but the extent of Jaccard's contribution, if any, to the completed film has not been determined. Acording to the ^Var review, songs in the film were sung by Katherine Crawford. It is possible that the titles listed above were not the only songs in the film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Eveing Post (Wellington, New Zealand)
8 Feb 1930
p. 25
Film Daily
18 May 1930
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Los Angeles Times
7 Jul 1929
p. B10
Variety
21 May 1930
p. 27
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Harry J. Brown
Dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Leslie Mason
Dial
Leslie Mason
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Buffalo Gal (Won't You Come Out Tonight?)" words and music by William Cool White; "Seeing Nellie Home," words by Frances Kyle, music by John Fletcher.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Kettle creek
Release Date:
4 May 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
14 April 1930
LP1232
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,804 ft.
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,797
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Sandy McTavish is shot from ambush on his Oklahoma ranch and dies in the arms of his son, Ken, after showing him a letter of warning and muttering the words "Kettle Creek--Kentucky." Ken goes there in search of the murderer, posing as deaf in the hope that handwriting will disclose the author of the letter. He becomes involved in a feud between the McTavishes and the Harlands and incidentally meets Coral Harland. His pose is detected; but a note from Coral discloses that she wrote the letter to his father. After fighting against terrific odds, Ken brings the murderer to justice and wins Coral for his ...

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Sandy McTavish is shot from ambush on his Oklahoma ranch and dies in the arms of his son, Ken, after showing him a letter of warning and muttering the words "Kettle Creek--Kentucky." Ken goes there in search of the murderer, posing as deaf in the hope that handwriting will disclose the author of the letter. He becomes involved in a feud between the McTavishes and the Harlands and incidentally meets Coral Harland. His pose is detected; but a note from Coral discloses that she wrote the letter to his father. After fighting against terrific odds, Ken brings the murderer to justice and wins Coral for his bride.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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