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Tumbleweeds
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / 7254 feet
Directed by King Baggot + [William S. Hart]

Cast: William S. Hart [Don Carver], Barbara Bedford [Molly Lassiter], Lucien Littlefield [Kentucky Rose], J. Gordon Russell [Noll Lassiter], Richard R. Niell (Richard R. Neill) [Bill Freel], Jack Murphy [Bart Lassiter], James Gordon [Joe Hinman], George Marion (George F. Marion) [old homesteader man], Gertrude Claire [old homesteader woman], Lillian Leighton [widow Riley]; Captain T.E. Duncan, Fred Gamble, Turner Savage, Monte Collins

The William S. Hart Company production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Scenario by Hal G. Evarts and C. Gardner Sullivan, from the short story “Tumbleweeds” by Hal G. Evarts. Cinematography by Joseph H. August. / © 11 November 1925 by The William S. Hart Company. Released 27 December 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Hart’s direction was uncredited. Hart filmed an eight-minute prologue for the 1939 rerelease by Astor Pictures, which also featured synchronized music and sound effects. [?] Balio-UA p. ? mistakenly lists the release date as 20 December 1925.

Drama: Western.

Survival status: Prints exist in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Native Americans - USA

Listing updated: 3 April 2009.

References: Balio-UA p. ?; Bohn-Light p. 96; Brownlow-Parade pp. 287, 324; Carroll-Matinee pp. 112-113; Everson-American pp. 226, 250; Fell-History pp. 91, 92; FilmDaily-1926 p. 57; Koszarski-Hart pp. xvii, xix, xxiii, 149-151; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 12; Limbacher-Feature p. 259; Pitts-Hollywood pp. 278-279; Shipman-Cinema p. 89; Sinyard-Silent p. 57; Smith-Colman p. 73; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 129-130.

Home video: DVD.

 
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