Riders Of The Purple Sage

  • 1931
  • 58 MIN
  • NR
  • Western

O'Brien plays a cowboy out to rescue his kidnapped sister (Nails) in this adaptation of the noted Grey novel. Though a bit creaky as far as dialogue goes, there are several sequences that feature topnotch action. A wide-angle lens was used in the photography with great effect. O'Brien is fine as the hero and fits the characterization of the strong, silent...read more

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O'Brien plays a cowboy out to rescue his kidnapped sister (Nails) in this adaptation of the noted Grey novel. Though a bit creaky as far as dialogue goes, there are several sequences that feature topnotch action. A wide-angle lens was used in the photography with great effect. O'Brien is

fine as the hero and fits the characterization of the strong, silent type. This first sound version was followed by a sequel, THE RAINBOW TRAIL, in 1932. Two silent versions were also filmed, the first in 1918 with William Farnum and the second in 1925 with silent legend Tom Mix. Mix also made a

sequel to his version. A second sound version, starring George Montgomery, was produced by Fox in 1941. Riders of the Purple Sage was the first really successful novel by noted western writer Grey, who formerly caught fish for a living.

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