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Universal Sound Westerns, 1929-1946: The Complete Filmography
     

Universal Sound Westerns, 1929-1946: The Complete Filmography

by Gene Blottner
 

ISBN-10: 0786415118

ISBN-13: 9780786415113

Pub. Date: 10/15/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

After Fox released In Old Arizona, the first feature length western with sound, in 1929, Universal president Carl Laemmle decided that Universal's westerns should follow suit. Beginning that same year, with the release of "The Wagon Master" starring Ken Maynard, up until 1946, when the studio merged with International Pictures, Universal Pictures captivated

Overview

After Fox released In Old Arizona, the first feature length western with sound, in 1929, Universal president Carl Laemmle decided that Universal's westerns should follow suit. Beginning that same year, with the release of "The Wagon Master" starring Ken Maynard, up until 1946, when the studio merged with International Pictures, Universal Pictures captivated audiences with its sound westerns. Individual entries for the approximately 180 feature films and serials released by Universal during that period are presented here.

Each entry includes the film's title release date, alternate title, cast, credits, songs, location of filming, running time, source if the film was an adaptation, plot synopsis, commentary from the author and from the actors and directors, representative excerpts from reviews, and a tag line from the original advertising. Also provided is a chronological listing of Universal's short western films and a chronological listing of Universal's sound westerns.

About the Author:
A retired pharmacist, Gene Blottner is also the author of Universal-International Westerns, 1947-1963: The Complete Filmography, and has written for such publications as Western Clippings and Under Western Skies. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786415113
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Historical Overview 5

The Western Films 9

The Western Short Films of Universal 389

Alphabetical Listing of Universal Sound Westerns 395

Chronological Listing of Universal Sound Westerns 401

Selected Bibliography 407

Index 411

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