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Fighting Fury

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.


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

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 Early cowboy star Jack Hoxie rides the range in two exciting Western Epics.
Hoxie,Jack Double Feature: Gold (1932) / Gun Law (1933)

Review "Back Fire" is a Western starring Jack Hoxie, Lew Meehan, William Gould, Florence Gilbert and others. Two men are mistakenly accused of robbery and murder. One of them is in jail awaiting to be hanged, and the other one tries against the clock to prove their innocence. "Back Fire" has a grainy image, but the film is perfectly watchable. There is no missing footage nor any nitrate damage; the plot can be followed easily from beginning until end. The movie is accompanied by quality music that greatly enhances the viewing experience. The DVD comes in a slim jewel case and has the cover art exactly as you see it on the photo. We value your five-star feedback and will do all we can to earn it. Please contact us if you are not completely satisfied so that we can correct any problem. IMPORTANT CONDITION DISCLOSURES: Because most of the films in our Collection survive in single copies which have not been restored, some have nitrate damage and some are missing scenes. We try to describe the film print condition as accurately as possible. Furthermore, to give potential buyers the best opportunity of making as informed decision as possible we show a few screen grabs from the actual movie. Because of the nature of the items we do not offer returns. Please read the description and look at the screen grabs carefully before buying. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. If the DVD is defective we will replace it free of charge. We have listed 120 rare high-quality silent film gems on this website. Please make sure to check the other items in our Collection. PLEASE NOTE: We offer 2 PROMOTIONS 1/ B4G1F Buy 4 DVDs get 1 DVD extra absolutely free. 2/ B10G3F Buy 10 DVDs get 3 DVDs extra absolutely free. How to claim the free DVD(s): when you complete your purchase, please send us an email with your choice for the free film(s).
DVD "Back Fire" (1922) starring Jack Hoxie, Lew Meehan, Classic Silent Western

Review Jack Hoxie (1885-1965) was one of the leading Western film stars of the silent era. Born in Indian territory to a doctor and his Native American wife, Hoxie became a working cowboy as soon as he was of age. Joining the rodeos and Wild West shows that were then incredibly popular, it wasn't long before a film producer saw the young daredevil in action and signed him to a movie contract. His younger half-brother Al Stone (1901-1982) soon changed his surname to Hoxie and joined Jack in Hollywood, starring in films of his own. Jack, for his part, would have his greatest success playing Buffalo Bill Cody in Universal's The Last Frontier (1926), co-starring with William Boyd. Wolf Tracks (BW, 1923): Bob Meredith, a grizzled old prospector, knows that he is about to die. He writes a letter bequeathing his gold mine to his granddaughter, Jean, a timid yet pretty schoolteacher. But before it can be delivered, it is stolen by 'Wolf' Santell, a notorious outlaw. Desperate to regain her inheritance, Jean enlists the aid of cowboy Jack Hastings to recover the letter. Jack will need all his wits if he is to stop the Wolf before he discovers the secret gold mine. Directed by Robert North Bradbury. Red Blood (BW, 1925): Old Man Custer, a rancher, worries about his children. His innocent daughter, Edith, is romancing a rough-around-the-edges cattle hand, Buck Marsden, while his son, Eddie, is lost in the world of high-stakes gambling. But when Eddie sells the ranch to the cardsharps he's in deep with, it's Buck who will have to step in and make sure Old Man Custer's legacy doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Directed by J.P.McGowan.
Wolf Tracks (1923) (Silent) / Red Blood (1925) (Silent)

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).


Riders of the Law (Silent)

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.


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.


Fighting Fury (The Film Detective Restored Version)

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.


The Mysterious Airman (KPF Restoration)

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.


Fighting Fury

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 Early cowboy star Jack Hoxie rides the range in two exciting Western Epics.
Jack Hoxie Double Feature: Outlaw Justice (1932) / Back Trail (1924)

Review "Back Fire" is a Western starring Jack Hoxie, Lew Meehan, William Gould, Florence Gilbert and others. Two men are mistakenly accused of robbery and murder. One of them is in jail awaiting to be hanged, and the other one tries against the clock to prove their innocence. "Back Fire" has a grainy image, but the film is perfectly watchable. There is no missing footage nor any nitrate damage; the plot can be followed easily from beginning until end. The movie is accompanied by quality music that greatly enhances the viewing experience. The DVD comes in a slim jewel case and has the cover art exactly as you see it on the photo. We value your five-star feedback and will do all we can to earn it. Please contact us if you are not completely satisfied so that we can correct any problem. IMPORTANT CONDITION DISCLOSURES: Because most of the films in our Collection survive in single copies which have not been restored, some have nitrate damage and some are missing scenes. We try to describe the film print condition as accurately as possible. Furthermore, to give potential buyers the best opportunity of making as informed decision as possible we show a few screen grabs from the actual movie. Because of the nature of the items we do not offer returns. Please read the description and look at the screen grabs carefully before buying. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. If the DVD is defective we will replace it free of charge. We have listed 120 rare high-quality silent film gems on this website. Please make sure to check the other items in our Collection. PLEASE NOTE: We offer 2 PROMOTIONS 1/ B4G1F Buy 4 DVDs get 1 DVD extra absolutely free. 2/ B10G3F Buy 10 DVDs get 3 DVDs extra absolutely free. How to claim the free DVD(s): when you complete your purchase, please send us an email with your choice for the free film(s).
The Westerns: Rare Films Of Jack Hoxie

Review Jack Hoxie (1885-1965) was one of the leading Western film stars of the silent era. Born in Indian territory to a doctor and his Native American wife, Hoxie became a working cowboy as soon as he was of age. Joining the rodeos and Wild West shows that were then incredibly popular, it wasn't long before a film producer saw the young daredevil in action and signed him to a movie contract. His younger half-brother Al Stone (1901-1982) soon changed his surname to Hoxie and joined Jack in Hollywood, starring in films of his own. Jack, for his part, would have his greatest success playing Buffalo Bill Cody in Universal's The Last Frontier (1926), co-starring with William Boyd. Wolf Tracks (BW, 1923): Bob Meredith, a grizzled old prospector, knows that he is about to die. He writes a letter bequeathing his gold mine to his granddaughter, Jean, a timid yet pretty schoolteacher. But before it can be delivered, it is stolen by 'Wolf' Santell, a notorious outlaw. Desperate to regain her inheritance, Jean enlists the aid of cowboy Jack Hastings to recover the letter. Jack will need all his wits if he is to stop the Wolf before he discovers the secret gold mine. Directed by Robert North Bradbury. Red Blood (BW, 1925): Old Man Custer, a rancher, worries about his children. His innocent daughter, Edith, is romancing a rough-around-the-edges cattle hand, Buck Marsden, while his son, Eddie, is lost in the world of high-stakes gambling. But when Eddie sells the ranch to the cardsharps he's in deep with, it's Buck who will have to step in and make sure Old Man Custer's legacy doesn't fall into the wrong hands. Directed by J.P.McGowan.
Hoxie,Jack Double Feature: Gold (1932) / Gun Law (1933)

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).


DVD "Back Fire" (1922) starring Jack Hoxie, Lew Meehan, Classic Silent Western

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.


Wolf Tracks (1923) (Silent) / Red Blood (1925) (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.



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