The Light of Western Stars

Overview

The Light of Western Stars goes a long way towards using Paramount's fledgling sound system creatively; some scenes are filmed in complete darkness, allowing voices and sound effects to carry the day. Otherwise, this is a pleasantly familiar western concerning the relationship between drunken-cowpuncher Richard Arlen and new ranch-owner Mary Brian. Arlen's best friend was Brian's brother, who was killed under suspicious circumstances. Fred Kohler is the villain, but he's not as easily subdued as Arlen would ...
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Overview

The Light of Western Stars goes a long way towards using Paramount's fledgling sound system creatively; some scenes are filmed in complete darkness, allowing voices and sound effects to carry the day. Otherwise, this is a pleasantly familiar western concerning the relationship between drunken-cowpuncher Richard Arlen and new ranch-owner Mary Brian. Arlen's best friend was Brian's brother, who was killed under suspicious circumstances. Fred Kohler is the villain, but he's not as easily subdued as Arlen would prefer. Light of Western Stars was co-directed by Otto Brower and Edwin H. Knopf, but there seems to have been no dissension between these two journeymen; it was based on a novel by Zane Grey, which had previously been filmed twice and was good for another go-round in 1940.
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Special Features

Production notes; Bonus serial episode of "The Three Musketeers" with John Wayne!; ...And More!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • UPC: 785604210290
  • Original Release: 1930
  • Rating:

  • Source: Roan Archival Group
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 1:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 96,226

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Arlen Dick Bailey
Mary Brian Ruth Hammond
Fred Kohler Stack
Harry Green "Pie Pan" Pultz
Regis Toomey Bob Drexell
William Le Maire Grif Meeker
George Chandler Slig Whalen
Sid Saylor "Square-Toe" Boots
Guy Oliver Sheriff Jarvis
Gus Saville Pop Skelly
Technical Credits
Otto Brower Director
Edwin H. Knopf Director
Grover Jones Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Jane Loring Editor
Harry Sherman Producer
William Slavens McNutt Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Pan-Peddler of Hayden [7:46]
2. Train Into Town [10:44]
3. Back at Home [5:48]
4. Return to Town [20:24]
5. Cooking Dinner [5:44]
6. Final Conflict [18:57]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Feature
   Chapter Select
   Bonus Materials
      Episode Of "The Three Musketeers" With John Wayne
      Radiation March
   Film Background
   Credits
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