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Rex, King of the Wild Horses

Unread post by Joe Thompson » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:09 pm

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Today we finish the celebration of Lunar New Year. Tonight is the Chinese New Year parade in San Francisco. Here is another ad for Rex, King of the Wild Horses, in No Man's Law with Oliver Hardy as the villain, Barbara Kent and James Finlayson. The ad is from the 17-April-1927 Film Daily.

You can see it larger on my movie blog:
http://bigvriotsquad.blogspot.com/2014/ ... -2014.html
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Re: Rex, King of the Wild Horses

Unread post by Joe Thompson » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Wait till you see what I have in mind next year for the Year of the Goat.
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Unread post by greta de groat » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:58 am

By the way whatever happened to Rex after his filmmaking days were over. Looks like his last film was in 1938.

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Unread post by Joe Thompson » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:25 am

greta de groat wrote:By the way whatever happened to Rex after his filmmaking days were over. Looks like his last film was in 1938.

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The Old Corral has a nice page on Rex:
http://www.b-westerns.com/hoss-rex.htm
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Re: Rex, King of the Wild Horses

Unread post by DShepFilm » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:11 pm

A camera-negative print of THE DEVIL HORSE (1926) will be run at the Kansas Silent Film Festival (March 1), at Cinefest in Syracuse, at the Chico (California) Silent Film Festival (March 29) and at the West Coast Ragtime Festival (Sacramento, CA) in November. It's a spectacularly good film, done on a large scale, with wonderful stunt riding (and acting) by Yakima Canutt, plus many Crow Indians also in the cast. Rex couldn't have been that much of a killer as director Fred Jackman cast his 13-year-old son as the juvenile who also works with the horse.

In contrast to this fine Hal Roach production, the later Universal films with Rex directed by Henry MacRae are low-budget cheats.

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Unread post by greta de groat » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:23 pm

Joe Thompson wrote:
greta de groat wrote:By the way whatever happened to Rex after his filmmaking days were over. Looks like his last film was in 1938.

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The Old Corral has a nice page on Rex:
http://www.b-westerns.com/hoss-rex.htm
I actually looked at this page yesterday, it's the best one on Rex i've seen, but only goes so far as to say:

"The horse was later retired on Doyle's ranch which was located in or near Flagstaff, Arizona. "

Seems like for such a famous horse there would be some notice when he died--i did google around but didn't find anything. Since he was a difficult animal and people were a lot less sentimental in those days, i'm just hoping he didn't go to the glue factory when his earning days were over.

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Re: Rex, King of the Wild Horses

Unread post by azjazzman » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:51 pm

greta de groat wrote:
I actually looked at this page yesterday, it's the best one on Rex i've seen, but only goes so far as to say:

"The horse was later retired on Doyle's ranch which was located in or near Flagstaff, Arizona. "

Seems like for such a famous horse there would be some notice when he died--i did google around but didn't find anything. Since he was a difficult animal and people were a lot less sentimental in those days, i'm just hoping he didn't go to the glue factory when his earning days were over.

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This page: http://arizonaslittlehollywood.blogspot ... files.html, written by a guy who has researched films shot in Sedona, AZ has a little more information about Rex's later years.

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