The Trail Rider (1925)

Western | 22 February 1925

Director:

W. S. Van Dyke

Cinematographer:

Reginald Lyons

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The Dec 1924 AmCin reported that cinematographer Reginald Lyons had finished shooting The Trail Rider, after three weeks on location at the town of Angels Camp in Calaveras County, CA.
       The Var review lists the film's title as The Trail Riders. ...

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The Dec 1924 AmCin reported that cinematographer Reginald Lyons had finished shooting The Trail Rider, after three weeks on location at the town of Angels Camp in Calaveras County, CA.
       The Var review lists the film's title as The Trail Riders.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Dec 1924
p. 13
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Mar 1925
p. 52
Film Daily
1 Mar 1925
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Variety
6 May 1925
p. 63
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
William S. Van Dyke
Dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Trail Rider; a Romance of the Kansas Range by George Washington Ogden (New York, 1924).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Trail Riders
Release Date:
22 February 1925
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
William Fox.
8 February 1925
LP21119
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,752
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Tex Hartwell comes to the aid of an old cobbler by protecting him from the blows and insults of Jim Mackey, a skinflint banker. Mackey orders his hired guns to get Tex, but Tex is too quick for them. On the strength of his fast draw, Tex is hired as a trail rider by Dee Winch, being given the job of keeping diseased cattle off Winch's grasslands. Mackey's men later stampede a herd of infected cattle onto Winch's land, and Tex is fired in disgrace. Fanny Goodnight informs Tex that Mackey is the leader of the cattle runners, and Tex forces him to sign a confession to that effect. The old cobbler later kills Mackey, Tex is cleared with the cattlemen, and he and Fanny decide to ride a trail of their own ...

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Tex Hartwell comes to the aid of an old cobbler by protecting him from the blows and insults of Jim Mackey, a skinflint banker. Mackey orders his hired guns to get Tex, but Tex is too quick for them. On the strength of his fast draw, Tex is hired as a trail rider by Dee Winch, being given the job of keeping diseased cattle off Winch's grasslands. Mackey's men later stampede a herd of infected cattle onto Winch's land, and Tex is fired in disgrace. Fanny Goodnight informs Tex that Mackey is the leader of the cattle runners, and Tex forces him to sign a confession to that effect. The old cobbler later kills Mackey, Tex is cleared with the cattlemen, and he and Fanny decide to ride a trail of their own together.

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Name Occurs Before Title
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