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 Cinema: Randolph Scott, Tom Keene, Harry 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:
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.
Sunset Pass Posters
Harry Carey, Randolph Scott and Noah Beery Sr.
Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Tom Keene and Fuzzy Knight
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