donwc1996 wrote:Thanks for the tip about Two Fisted Justice-will definitely check that out.MaryGH wrote:Awesome! Have you seen Tom's Two Fisted Justice (1931)? Sinister Cinema puts it out - this particular print has about 20 minutes missing though. I know UCLA has a more complete print and it's on my "trying to get this print restored and to DVD" list.donwc1996 wrote: I really enjoyed Rider of the Plaines. I especially enjoyed the repore between Tom Tyler and his partner, Andy Shuford. This is truly a fine B western and one of my favorites.
Yeah it seems like a few of those Trem Carr films tried to re-create the Tom Tyler and his boy pal dynamic, after the silent films he made with Frankie Darro for FBO. Only a handful of his Trem Carr movies exist on DVD, hopefully the rest will eventually surface.
I've seen a lot of Tom Tyler's films, but sadly few from the 20's. I found that Tom Tyler and Frankie Darrow were in about 25 films together, but unfortunately I haven't seen any of them! Are any of them available?
Only one Tom Tyler-Frankie Darro FBO silent film is available on DVD - "The Texas Tornado", also from Sinister Cinema. This particular print (from what I understand, probably made from a 16mm reduction print) is either from Belgium or Netherlands, with re-created intertitle cards in English. There's a few minutes missing too, unfortunately, of a fight taking place on top of an oil derrick between Tom and one of the bad guys. I do know a more complete copy of this silent movie is at BFI.
There are however nine of Tom's FBO silent films that do exist in European film archives (please check out my petition link in my sig line below). During my early months of interest in Tom Tyler I spoke with someone (also a Tyler fan) regarding these silent films and the person said they will likely never see restoration or DVD.
I think otherwise though....