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The Mounted Stranger (1930)

Boy's father is murdered. As an adult, he tracks down the killers.


Arthur Rosson


Henry H. Knibbs (story "The Ridin' Kid from Powder River") (as H.H. Knibbs), Arthur Rosson (adaptation)


Complete credited cast:
Hoot Gibson ... Pete Ainslee aka The Ridin' Kid
Louise Lorraine ... Bonita Coy
Francis Ford ... 'Spider' Coy
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Steve Gary
Jim Corey ... 'White-Eye' (as James Corey)
Walter Patterson Walter Patterson ... Spider's Lookout
Milton Brown Milton Brown ... 'Pop' Ainslee (as Milt Brown)
Buddy Hunter Buddy Hunter ... Pete as a Young Boy
Francelia Billington ... Mrs. Coy




A young Pete Ainslee sees Gary kill his father. Years later Pete shoots Gary but Gary recovers and he and his gang trail Pete to Spider's border saloon. They capture him but he escapes the saloon and escapes again when being chased bringing about a showdown between Gary and his antagonistic henchman White-Eye. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Too Noisy
25 January 2011 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This early sound film for Hoot Gibson shows a shaky fear of the sound gear. Hoot is a little slow in speaking his sides, and quite declamatory; and the sound people keep filling in the background as if they are afraid of the hiss of sound-free pictures.

If you ignore the soundtrack, what you are left with is a fine silent western; this was also released in silent form -- in 1930, a lot of small town movie theaters hadn't converted to sound and Gibson was very popular for Saturday matinées. Director Arthur Rosson, who did a lot of second-unit work for Demille, has cinematographer Harry Neumann shoot it in late-silent style, frequently from a child's point of view and usually with strongly framed figures against dark backgrounds.

Hoot gets to perform a couple of his nice comic turns, particularly with Louise Lorraine. But at this stage he is still getting used to the microphone. Fans of old B westerns will enjoy themselves, but those less dedicated might do better with the silent version or with Gibson vehicles from a couple of years later.

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Release Date:

8 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Domador de Mulheres See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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