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Fighting Fury

Review Based on the story "Triple Cross for Danger" by the widely lauded Western author Walter J. Coburn, Fighting Fury is a thrilling take on the Western revenge drama. Portraying both a father and his son, star of silent and sound cowboy adventure films, Jack Hoxie (Trouble Busters, Law and Lawless) exudes the classic American rustic charm that still defines the genre. The film spins the yarn of Clay Hill Jr. (Hoxie), a Spanish-American boy raised by a Mexican servant who vows bloody vengeance on three malicious ranchers after they murder his parents and turn his life upside down. Featuring fine supporting performances from genre heavies Helen Holmes, Buck Conners and Western mainstay Fred Kohler.

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This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.


Fighting Fury (The Film Detective Restored Version)

Review This DVD Contains: The Border Sheriff; The Desert Rider; Plus these Western shorts: The Ore Raiders; Jim Hood's Ghost; A Man Size Pet
The Westerns: Rare Films Of Jack Hoxie

Review Heroes with white hats contend with desperadoes who stay one jump ahead of the law as the Old West comes to life in two exciting and unusual Westerns from the silent era.

Border Sheriff (1926, B&W): There's action from sea to shining sea when Arizona lawman Sheriff Jack Collins is summoned to Washington, D.C. by the Secret Service and assigned to smash a U.S. - Mexico smuggling ring. The trail leads Collins to a notorious dive in San Francisco's Chinatown, "The Orient of America," and then back to Arizona, with plenty of brawls, gunplay and a leading lady convinced that Collins is one of the outlaws! Starring Jack Hoxie, Olive Hasbrouck, Al Jennings; Directed by Robert N. Bradbury.

The Last Chance (1926, B&W): Comically inept cowpoke Bill Dexter stumbles into the camp of renegade highwaymen who have just held up a stagecoach, stolen a payroll shipment and kidnapped the driver. Dexter announces that he wants to join the gang -- and that he eventually intends to become their leader! The laughter stops when he proves more than adept with guns and fists. Starring William 'Bill' Patton, Dorothy Donald, Merrill McCormick; Written and Directed by Horace B. Carpenter.


Silent Western Double Feature: The Border Sheriff / The Last Chance (Silent)

Review Outlaw Justice (1933, B&W): Saloon gambler Faro Black covets the Box Diamond Ranch and, as part of his plan to get his hands on it, cheats at cards to win a sizable sum of money from its young co-owner Bob Taggart. With Taggart and his sister June deep in debt and plagued by cattle rustlers, things look bleak. Help comes from an unlikely source: Panamint Pete (Jack Hoxie, in his first talkie), a stranger who is wanted for murder. Stars Jack Hoxie, Dorothy Gulliver, Charles King, Chris-Pin Martin, Tom London; directed by Armand Schaefer.

The Back Trail (1924, B&W, Silent): Shell-shocked war veteran Jeff Prouty is on the run from the law even though he can't remember committing his crimes. When Jeff's father dies, the old man's will bequeaths his Colorado ranch to his adopted daughter Ardis. Taking advantage of Jeff's amnesia, shady characters pressure Jeff into contesting the will in court in an effort to steal the valuable property. Stars Jack Hoxie, Al Hoxie, Eugenia Gilbert, Claude Payton, William Berke; directed by George Marshal and Clifford Smith.


Riders of the Law (Silent)

Review Early cowboy star Jack Hoxie rides the range in two exciting Western Epics.
Silent Cowboy Marathon: Desert Rider (1923) / Arizona Days (1928)

Review A small wagon train driven by poor settlers is ambushed on the frontier by bandits. Cavalry Colonel Jim Merriwell gallantly tries to protect the defenseless homesteaders, but is shot and killed by outlaw leader Red Dugan. The only survivors of the ambush - family servant Mose and the infant Isobel - are kidnapped by Dugan's gang. More than a decade and a half later, Colonel Merriwell's grown son, Jack, has become a man of the law. Having finally learned the true circumstances of his father's death, Jack seeks revenge and justice. While undercover to try and locate the elusive Dugan Gang, Jack falls in love with the young and beautiful Isobel Dugan - the infant that Red abducted and raised as his own. Now, Jack must not only bring his father's killer to justice, but keep this mission from destroying the love he has found.

Champion rodeo star Jack Hoxie appeared in over 100 silent Westerns, based on his superior riding skills, but the advent of sound films was difficult for him (as it was for many of the silent era stars), and he only worked in a half-dozen talkies before retiring to his Oklahoma ranch in the late 1930s. Forbidden Trail was written and directed by prolific filmmaker Robert N. Bradbury, who would later helm many talking pictures featuring his son, popular cowboy star Bob Steele.


Jack Hoxie Double Feature: Outlaw Justice (1932) / Back Trail (1924)

Review While tracking smugglers near the Canadian border, Sheriff Layne is ambushed and left for dead. He is rescued by two wandering cowboys, Jack Meadows and Toby Jones. Determined to find the men responsible for the attempted murder, Jack and Toby follow the smuggler's tracks back into town. Their only clue is a horse that is missing half of a shoe, so they take up jobs at the local blacksmith shop. But the pair must work quickly before the smugglers frame them for the attack on the Sheriff.

Cowboy star Jack Hoxie appeared in over a hundred silent westerns in the 1910s and 1920s, his popularity based largely on his rugged looks and his championship skills on horseback. After a half dozen talkies in the 1930s, Hoxie retired from films and left Hollywood to star in his own western-style circus. Co-star Marin Sais was Hoxie's wife at the time this movie was filmed, but they divorced three years later. Taking a rare turn in front of the camera in Riders of the Law is movie makeup legend, Jack Pierce, best known to filmgoers for his brilliant, classic work on Universal's Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) and The Wolf Man (1941).


Silent Western Double Feature: Ace Of Clubs (1925) / Another Man's Boots (1922) (Silent)

Review Fifteen thrilling chapters assembled from multiple prints to bring you the most complete experience possible! --- Lightning Bryce (Jack Hoxie) and Kate Arnold (Ann Little) are left clues to a treasure by their late fathers. However the villainous Powder Solvang (Paul Hurst) has learned about the treasure and sets out to steal it for himself. --- Tinted, 320 minutes, presented on three discs, with a music score by Jack Hardy.
Hoxie,Jack Double Feature: Gold (1932) / Gun Law (1933)

Review Jack Hoxie and Lane Chandler ride the range in this lost cowboy classic.
The Forbidden Trail (Silent)

Review Based on the story "Triple Cross for Danger" by the widely lauded Western author Walter J. Coburn, Fighting Fury is a thrilling take on the Western revenge drama. Portraying both a father and his son, star of silent and sound cowboy adventure films, Jack Hoxie (Trouble Busters, Law and Lawless) exudes the classic American rustic charm that still defines the genre. The film spins the yarn of Clay Hill Jr. (Hoxie), a Spanish-American boy raised by a Mexican servant who vows bloody vengeance on three malicious ranchers after they murder his parents and turn his life upside down. Featuring fine supporting performances from genre heavies Helen Holmes, Buck Conners and Western mainstay Fred Kohler.

When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

This product is expected to play back in DVD Video "play only" devices, and may not play in other DVD devices, including recorders and PC drives.


Riders of the Law (Silent)

Review This DVD Contains: The Border Sheriff; The Desert Rider; Plus these Western shorts: The Ore Raiders; Jim Hood's Ghost; A Man Size Pet
Silent Western Double Feature: The Border Sheriff / The Last Chance (Silent)

Review Heroes with white hats contend with desperadoes who stay one jump ahead of the law as the Old West comes to life in two exciting and unusual Westerns from the silent era.

Border Sheriff (1926, B&W): There's action from sea to shining sea when Arizona lawman Sheriff Jack Collins is summoned to Washington, D.C. by the Secret Service and assigned to smash a U.S. - Mexico smuggling ring. The trail leads Collins to a notorious dive in San Francisco's Chinatown, "The Orient of America," and then back to Arizona, with plenty of brawls, gunplay and a leading lady convinced that Collins is one of the outlaws! Starring Jack Hoxie, Olive Hasbrouck, Al Jennings; Directed by Robert N. Bradbury.

The Last Chance (1926, B&W): Comically inept cowpoke Bill Dexter stumbles into the camp of renegade highwaymen who have just held up a stagecoach, stolen a payroll shipment and kidnapped the driver. Dexter announces that he wants to join the gang -- and that he eventually intends to become their leader! The laughter stops when he proves more than adept with guns and fists. Starring William 'Bill' Patton, Dorothy Donald, Merrill McCormick; Written and Directed by Horace B. Carpenter.


Lightning Bryce

Review Outlaw Justice (1933, B&W): Saloon gambler Faro Black covets the Box Diamond Ranch and, as part of his plan to get his hands on it, cheats at cards to win a sizable sum of money from its young co-owner Bob Taggart. With Taggart and his sister June deep in debt and plagued by cattle rustlers, things look bleak. Help comes from an unlikely source: Panamint Pete (Jack Hoxie, in his first talkie), a stranger who is wanted for murder. Stars Jack Hoxie, Dorothy Gulliver, Charles King, Chris-Pin Martin, Tom London; directed by Armand Schaefer.

The Back Trail (1924, B&W, Silent): Shell-shocked war veteran Jeff Prouty is on the run from the law even though he can't remember committing his crimes. When Jeff's father dies, the old man's will bequeaths his Colorado ranch to his adopted daughter Ardis. Taking advantage of Jeff's amnesia, shady characters pressure Jeff into contesting the will in court in an effort to steal the valuable property. Stars Jack Hoxie, Al Hoxie, Eugenia Gilbert, Claude Payton, William Berke; directed by George Marshal and Clifford Smith.


Lash LaRue Collector's Set

Review Early cowboy star Jack Hoxie rides the range in two exciting Western Epics.
Sherlock Holmes (1916) [Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Format Edition]

Review A small wagon train driven by poor settlers is ambushed on the frontier by bandits. Cavalry Colonel Jim Merriwell gallantly tries to protect the defenseless homesteaders, but is shot and killed by outlaw leader Red Dugan. The only survivors of the ambush - family servant Mose and the infant Isobel - are kidnapped by Dugan's gang. More than a decade and a half later, Colonel Merriwell's grown son, Jack, has become a man of the law. Having finally learned the true circumstances of his father's death, Jack seeks revenge and justice. While undercover to try and locate the elusive Dugan Gang, Jack falls in love with the young and beautiful Isobel Dugan - the infant that Red abducted and raised as his own. Now, Jack must not only bring his father's killer to justice, but keep this mission from destroying the love he has found.

Champion rodeo star Jack Hoxie appeared in over 100 silent Westerns, based on his superior riding skills, but the advent of sound films was difficult for him (as it was for many of the silent era stars), and he only worked in a half-dozen talkies before retiring to his Oklahoma ranch in the late 1930s. Forbidden Trail was written and directed by prolific filmmaker Robert N. Bradbury, who would later helm many talking pictures featuring his son, popular cowboy star Bob Steele.


Fantomas: Five Film Collection

Review While tracking smugglers near the Canadian border, Sheriff Layne is ambushed and left for dead. He is rescued by two wandering cowboys, Jack Meadows and Toby Jones. Determined to find the men responsible for the attempted murder, Jack and Toby follow the smuggler's tracks back into town. Their only clue is a horse that is missing half of a shoe, so they take up jobs at the local blacksmith shop. But the pair must work quickly before the smugglers frame them for the attack on the Sheriff.

Cowboy star Jack Hoxie appeared in over a hundred silent westerns in the 1910s and 1920s, his popularity based largely on his rugged looks and his championship skills on horseback. After a half dozen talkies in the 1930s, Hoxie retired from films and left Hollywood to star in his own western-style circus. Co-star Marin Sais was Hoxie's wife at the time this movie was filmed, but they divorced three years later. Taking a rare turn in front of the camera in Riders of the Law is movie makeup legend, Jack Pierce, best known to filmgoers for his brilliant, classic work on Universal's Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) and The Wolf Man (1941).


Via Pony Express

Review Fifteen thrilling chapters assembled from multiple prints to bring you the most complete experience possible! --- Lightning Bryce (Jack Hoxie) and Kate Arnold (Ann Little) are left clues to a treasure by their late fathers. However the villainous Powder Solvang (Paul Hurst) has learned about the treasure and sets out to steal it for himself. --- Tinted, 320 minutes, presented on three discs, with a music score by Jack Hardy.
Fighting Fury

Review Jack Hoxie and Lane Chandler ride the range in this lost cowboy classic.

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