Straight Shootin' (1927)

Western | 16 October 1927

Director:

William Wyler

Writer:

William Berke

Cinematographer:

Milton Bridenbecker

Production Designer:

David Garber

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Var reviewed the film twice, first as Ranch Riders when the picture had a one-day showing in New York City on 30 Nov 1927, then again on 7 Mar 1928 under the title Straight Shootin' . The second review noted that it was playing on a double bill but did not indicate play dates. The Union Democrat (Sonora, CA) , The Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) and several other newspapers advertized the picture as Straight Shooting ... More Less

Var reviewed the film twice, first as Ranch Riders when the picture had a one-day showing in New York City on 30 Nov 1927, then again on 7 Mar 1928 under the title Straight Shootin' . The second review noted that it was playing on a double bill but did not indicate play dates. The Union Democrat (Sonora, CA) , The Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) and several other newspapers advertized the picture as Straight Shooting . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Aug 1928.
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Reading Eagle
23 Oct 1927
p. 13.
Union Democrat (Sonora, CA)
7 Jan 1928
p. 3.
Variety
14 Dec 1927
p. 26.
Variety
7 Mar 1928
p. 28.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Universal Ranch Rider Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Ranch Riders
Straight Shooting
Release Date:
16 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 August 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24332
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,202
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jack Roberts and his sidekick, Malpai Joe, see John Hale and his nephew, Tom, attempting to run a bandit blockade with supplies for their secret mine; John is wounded by the outlaws, and Tom makes his getaway. Jack rescues John, whom he carries to safety in the hills while Black Brody and his men, who are plotting to flush the miners from their claims, loot the wagon. Bess Hale, infuriated with her cousin's cowardice, begs Jack to stay and aid them. Tom angrily goes to join the gang in order to get his share of the mine and contacts Stephen Clemens, the gang leader. Jack and his friend are captured by the gang and locked in a room with Tom, while John is forced at gunpoint to sign over the claim. But the prisoners escape in time to overcome the bandits in a galloping ... +


Jack Roberts and his sidekick, Malpai Joe, see John Hale and his nephew, Tom, attempting to run a bandit blockade with supplies for their secret mine; John is wounded by the outlaws, and Tom makes his getaway. Jack rescues John, whom he carries to safety in the hills while Black Brody and his men, who are plotting to flush the miners from their claims, loot the wagon. Bess Hale, infuriated with her cousin's cowardice, begs Jack to stay and aid them. Tom angrily goes to join the gang in order to get his share of the mine and contacts Stephen Clemens, the gang leader. Jack and his friend are captured by the gang and locked in a room with Tom, while John is forced at gunpoint to sign over the claim. But the prisoners escape in time to overcome the bandits in a galloping battle. +

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