The Desert Rider (1929)

55 mins | Western | 11 May 1929

Director:

Nick Grinde

Cinematographer:

Arthur Reed

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The Desert Rider was the last Tim McCoy Western released by M-G-M, the studio to which he had been under contract since 1926. ... More Less

The Desert Rider was the last Tim McCoy Western released by M-G-M, the studio to which he had been under contract since 1926. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Chicago Tribune
25 Jun 1929
p. 35.
Film Daily
7 Jul 1929.
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MPNBG
15 Mar 1929
p. 57.
Variety
10 Jul 1929
p. 24.
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Release Date:
11 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 August 1929
Copyright Number:
LP286
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
4,943
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While crossing the desert, Pony Express rider Jed Tyler is attacked by a gang of bandits, who steel his horse and shoot a hole in his only water bag. The bandits also steel a federal deed issued to Dolores Alvarado, affirming that her family's land belongs to her. Though left to die, Jed makes his way out of the desert and finds the bandits. After discovering that Williams, who pretends to be Dolores' friend, is the secret head of the gang, he is able to save the Alvarado family ... +


While crossing the desert, Pony Express rider Jed Tyler is attacked by a gang of bandits, who steel his horse and shoot a hole in his only water bag. The bandits also steel a federal deed issued to Dolores Alvarado, affirming that her family's land belongs to her. Though left to die, Jed makes his way out of the desert and finds the bandits. After discovering that Williams, who pretends to be Dolores' friend, is the secret head of the gang, he is able to save the Alvarado family rancho. +

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