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"BARBARY COAST" (1935) Review

I have seen a good number of television and movie Westerns in my time. But I find it rather odd that it is hard - almost difficult - to find a well known story set during the California Gold Rush era. And I find that rather surprising, considering many historians regard it as one of the most interesting periods in the history of the American Old West. Read more... )
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"BEAU GESTE" (1939) Review

After watching the 1935 movie, "THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER", I learned that Paramount Pictures had plans to release a series of movies with an imperial setting that featured Henry Hathaway as director and Gary Cooper as star. Following the 1935 film, the next movie on their list proved to be "BEAU GESTE", a remake of the 1926 adaptation of P.C. Wren's adventure novel. Read more... )
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Below are images from "BEAU GESTE", the 1939 adaptation of P.C. Wren's 1924 novel. Directed by William Wellman, the movie starred Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston and Brian Donlevy: Read more... )

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