The Texas Bearcat (1925)

Western | 31 May 1925

Director:

B. Reeves Eason

Writer:

F. J. Rhetore

Cinematographer:

Lauren A. Draper

Production Company:

R-C Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The film appears to be the first credited screen role of actress/fan dancer Sally Rand (1904--1979). According to reviews, Rand previously had been billed as "Billie Beck" on the vaudeville ... More Less

The film appears to be the first credited screen role of actress/fan dancer Sally Rand (1904--1979). According to reviews, Rand previously had been billed as "Billie Beck" on the vaudeville circuit. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
6 Jun 1925
p. 45.
Film Daily
10 May 1925
p. 9.
Hutchinson (KS) News
11 Jul 1925
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 May 1925
Copyright Claimant:
R-C Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 May 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21554
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,770
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dave Sethman has been brought up to believe that he is the halfbreed son of Sethman, a tough rancher who opposes the plans of John Crawford, an eastern industrialist, to buy up a group of ranches. Crawford comes west with his daughter, Jean, and attempts to break the elder Sethman's opposition. Dave saves Jean from a runaway horse and later protects her when Murdock, Crawford's unprincipled assistant, makes unwanted advances. Sethman plans to rustle Crawford's cattle and is mortally wounded by him, telling Dave, as he lies dying, that Crawford is Dave's real father from whom he was stolen as an infant. Dave and Crawford are reconciled, and Crawford, whom Dave has shot in the hand, tells the boy that Jean is his adopted daughter, leaving the way free for a romance between the young ... +


Dave Sethman has been brought up to believe that he is the halfbreed son of Sethman, a tough rancher who opposes the plans of John Crawford, an eastern industrialist, to buy up a group of ranches. Crawford comes west with his daughter, Jean, and attempts to break the elder Sethman's opposition. Dave saves Jean from a runaway horse and later protects her when Murdock, Crawford's unprincipled assistant, makes unwanted advances. Sethman plans to rustle Crawford's cattle and is mortally wounded by him, telling Dave, as he lies dying, that Crawford is Dave's real father from whom he was stolen as an infant. Dave and Crawford are reconciled, and Crawford, whom Dave has shot in the hand, tells the boy that Jean is his adopted daughter, leaving the way free for a romance between the young people. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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