Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns / Part 9 / Sunset Pass / 1933

16 Jun


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Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns
Sunset Pass / 1933

ROMANCE and ADVENTURE tuned to thundering hoofbeats … as a two-gun hero fights his way to a girl’s heart!

      In 1933, Henry Hathaway Directed 6 Westerns, but in many like Sunset Pass the cast includes at least 4 icons of early Western CinemaRandolph Scott, Tom KeeneHarry Carey, and Noah Beery. So it’s sad to see that some seem to be forgotten and lost.

But by the looks of this AllMovie write up maybe is deserves to be lost:

AllMovie Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
(http://www.allmovie.com/movie/sunset-pass-v112292)

      In this western, a US marshal goes undercover to bust up a bunch of rustlers. The history behind the film is as interesting as the story. Paramount made this during the Depression when the studio was teetering towards bankruptcy. To save money, much of this film was comprised of footage from the earlier films of former western star Jack Holt. The long shots were old silent footage, while the close-shots were of different actors wearing exactly the same costumes. Paramount made 9 other westerns in this way.

Amazing.

Sunset Pass Posters

      Two other versions of Sunset Pass (1929) and Sunset Pass (1946) have been made.

Reviews

The Cast

Randolph Scott

Harry Carey, Randolph Scott and Noah Beery Sr.

Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Tom Keene and Fuzzy Knight

Tom Keene

Almost forgotten now, Tom Keene was a well known and popular Western Star of his day who made about 41 Westerns between 1928 and 1959.

Kathleen Burke and Tom Keene

Kathleen Burke

2 Responses to “Henry Hathaway / Director of Westerns / Part 9 / Sunset Pass / 1933”

  1. maui1 June 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    What a great post on Henry Hathaway . I really like all the Western black and white pictures on this post . I also like the pictures of the Sunset Pass book and the photo of the horse.

    • jcalberta June 20, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      I have a bunch more great photos I found. Will post them right away. Those old photos – especially the Portrait Photos – are really awesome.

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