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.
http://publicdomainmovies.net/movie/man-of-the-forest

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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