Wild West Romance (1928)

55 mins | Western | 10 June 1928

Director:

R. Lee Hough

Cinematographer:

Sol Halperin

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Wild West Romance marked the motion picture debut of actor Rex Bell (1903--1962). Mentioned in reviews and ads for the film as the successor to popular Fox Western stars Tom Mix and Buck Jones, who both left that studio in early 1928, Bell acted primarily in Western films from 1928 until the 1940s. He married screen star Clara Bow in 1931 and eventually served as the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in the ... More Less

Wild West Romance marked the motion picture debut of actor Rex Bell (1903--1962). Mentioned in reviews and ads for the film as the successor to popular Fox Western stars Tom Mix and Buck Jones, who both left that studio in early 1928, Bell acted primarily in Western films from 1928 until the 1940s. He married screen star Clara Bow in 1931 and eventually served as the Republican Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in the mid-1950s. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Jun 1928.
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Kinematograph Weekly
28 Jun 1928.
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MPNBG
1929
p. 295.
St. Petersburg Times
4 Aug 1928
p. 8.
Variety
4 Jul 1928
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 June 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 May 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25307
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55
Length(in feet):
4,921
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rancher Phil O'Malley, who is in love with Ruth Thorndyke, the daughter of Rev. William Thorndyke, deduces that rival Blake Martin is the secret leader of a gang of robbers who have victimized many of the local ranches. When Martin tries to escape on a freight train, Phil rides his horse alongside, then jumps onto the speeding train. After freeing himself from the wheels of the train, Phil catches Martin and bests him in a fight, thus winning the respect of Ruth, her father and the local ... +


Rancher Phil O'Malley, who is in love with Ruth Thorndyke, the daughter of Rev. William Thorndyke, deduces that rival Blake Martin is the secret leader of a gang of robbers who have victimized many of the local ranches. When Martin tries to escape on a freight train, Phil rides his horse alongside, then jumps onto the speeding train. After freeing himself from the wheels of the train, Phil catches Martin and bests him in a fight, thus winning the respect of Ruth, her father and the local sheriff. +

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