Henry Hathaway Director of Westerns / Man of the Forest / 1933

25 Jul

home from the forest / lightfoot

Man of the Forest / 1933

I got stuck a bit on this one for. My impression was that this film was more popular than most films in it’s time. I wanted to verify that, but there’s not a lot of history on many of these early Westerns. So my investigation dragged on, but … it has some pretty nice posters and images.

Scott looks a bit like and early Errol Flynn.
Fortunately he later turfed the ‘stache’.

No Trailers available.
However Man of the Forest is classified Public Domain.

This is one of 20 Zane Grey stories, filmed by Paramount in the 1930s, which they sold to Favorite Films for re-release, circa 1949-1950. The failure of Paramount, the original copyright holder, to renew the film’s copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. (From Internet Movie Database IMDB)

2 Responses to “Henry Hathaway Director of Westerns / Man of the Forest / 1933”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

    I was also under the impression that westerns were in general very popular. But I suppose without polls, there’s no way to prove that. Great pictures.

  2. jcalberta July 27, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    I meant most Westerns of that time. Westerns were definitely very popular. They were cranking out dozens of them.

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