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From the Embers

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"A western, in color, about a drifter looking for work and then falling in love with his employer’s granddaughter." Church History Library.


Sur [South]

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Gabriel Retes

Description:

"El título venía del juego de palabras con "West/Oeste" que da origen a "western". Alegaba la posición sureña de México en relación con el viejo oeste estadounidense y por eso se llamaba Sur. Al inicio de la película, sobre el título, una voz en off se aseguraba de explicarlo "Sur: Un western de acá de este lado"" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

"The title is a game with the words "West/Oeste", that originate the term "western". It pleads the southern position of Mexico regarding the old United States west, and that is why it was called Sur [South]. At the beginning of the film, above the title, an off voice makes sure to explain it "South: A western from this side"" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).


Silver Spur, The

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

James Blue

Description:

A "western spoof" noted to be filmed in the Blue family backyard, Portland, Oregon.


Phantom of Suicide Gulch, The

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Earl L. Cochran

Description:

"Phantom of Suicide Gulch, a genuinely exciting Western 'quickie,' by Earl Cochran." Movie Makers, Dec. 1939, 596.


Saga of the Lonesome Cowboy

Date produced: 1967

Filmmaker(s):

Jack D. Bingle

Description:

"The Saga of the Lonesome Cowboy is a film edited to a record, but the handling of the children who play the various characters was so good, the judges felt, that they wanted the maker to be commended for his ability and his patience" PSA Journal, Aug. 1967, 38.


Hunted, The

Date produced: 1966

Filmmaker(s):

Brax Doak

Description:

"The Hunted deals with a pioneer or settler of the old West who seems on the prowl for some thing or person, but we are not told why. An Indian soon enters the scene and tries to shoot the settler, whereupon the settler fires back. The duel is short lived with a tragic outcome, after which the reason for the hunt is revealed" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.


Canteen, The

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

M.P. Moore

Description:

"A story of two bad guys on the loose and three others on their trail in the dry desert. We move over the desert floor and into the hills for some gun play. The need for water is so pressing that the fight centers about a canteen of water which becomes the center of no-mans-land. The bad gys meet their fate and the canteen is empty from bullet holes. The actors do a credible job in a chapter from a "Western" PSA Journal, Nov. 1960, 40-41.


Nugget, The

Date produced: 1957

Description:

"The Nugget, as one might expect, is a nugget of gold, produced by the Los Angeles 8mm Club. This type of picture offers the desirable opportunity to engage many of the club members for production purposes as well as parts in the story. There are the old miner, his niece, her boy friend (who is also the sheriff), the Marshal, and the outlaws. Much of the story was filmed in the Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm outside Los Angeles. The interiors were filmed in the garage after suitable props had been constructed. The music and spoken word contribute atmosphere and understanding. An excellent Western picture" PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 53.


Black Satchel, The

Date produced: 1951

Filmmaker(s):

Al Londema

Description:

"Al Londema's 'The Black Satchel,' is a pretentious photoplaylet in 8mm color, showing good camera work and direction." American Cinematographer, May. 1952, 224.


Bold Badmen

Date produced: 1949

Filmmaker(s):

Casimer V. Zaleski

Len Zaleski

Description:

"Handsome and hard hitting, Bold Badmen is a Western filmed as Westerns should be filmed — without romance, without singing, but with plenty of shooting, plenty of horsemanship and plenty of very tough looking and acting characters. Casimer V. Zaleski knows that movement makes a movie. Bold Badmen is crammed with both kinds — physical and cinematic. Unfortunately, the physical condition of the film (which was inexcusably scratched and dirty) did much to restrain the enthusiasm of the judges for a melodrama of real power." Movie Makers, Dec. 1949, 468-469.


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