I Went That-A-Way: The Memoirs of a Western Film Director

I Went That-A-Way: The Memoirs of a Western Film Director

by Wheeler Winston Dixon
     
 

Harry Fraser was a tried and true professional director who could be counted upon to bring a picture in on time and on budget. In fifty years in film and theatre, he worked with many important figures in motion picture history, particularly in westerns: Wild Bill Cody, Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, Gene Autry, Rex Bell, Tom Mix, Harry Carey, Buster Crabbe, Lash La Rue

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Harry Fraser was a tried and true professional director who could be counted upon to bring a picture in on time and on budget. In fifty years in film and theatre, he worked with many important figures in motion picture history, particularly in westerns: Wild Bill Cody, Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, Gene Autry, Rex Bell, Tom Mix, Harry Carey, Buster Crabbe, Lash La Rue, William S. Hart, John Wayne, Yakima Canutt, and many others.

Editorial Reviews

Westerns and Serials
...enjoyable reading...a good picture of what it was like for an actor and director from the early to mid point of this century.
The Big Reel
...a gem....a fabulous glimpse of poverty row and the people who worked there....a must!
Buck Rainey
...a great piece of work....learned a great deal that I didn't know.
Sightlines
Interesting for its look at a side of Hollywood filmmaking not widely covered and as a personal narrative of a director who worked with some of the important western stars of their day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810823402
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Scarecrow Filmmakers Series, #22
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.61(d)

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Buck Rainey
...a great piece of work....learned a great deal that I didn't know.

Meet the Author

Wheeler Winston Dixon is Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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