Director: King Baggot, James Bagle Cast: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford


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Tumbleweeds marked silent-screen cowboy legend William S. Hart's return to the screen after a long absence, and it was also his swan song, as Hart's brand of individualism and moody morality gave way to the more action-oriented films of Tom Mix and the epic westerns of The Covered Wagon and The Iron Horse. Tumbleweeds takes place in 1899 when the Cherokee Strip was opened up to homesteaders. When that happens, Don Carver (Hart), the range boss for the Box K Ranch, finds himself out of work. Carver falls in love with Molly Lassiter (Barbara Bedford), the daughter of one of the families of homesteaders who have gathered in Caldwell, Kansas, preparing for the big land rush. Carver joins up with the homesteaders in the hope that he can get a piece of land and claim the site of the Box K ranchhouse, which controls the water for the strip. But he is falsely arrested and has to break free to take part in the land rush. Although King Baggot is credited as the sole director, Hart co-directed the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0889290423146
Original Release: 1925
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 5,277

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William S. Hart Don Carver
Barbara Bedford Molly Lassiter
Lucien Littlefield "Kentucky Rose"
Gordon Russell Noll Lassiter
Richard R. Neill Bill Freel
Jack Murphy Bart Lassiter
Lillian Leighton Mrs. Riley
Turner Savage Riley Boy
James Gordon Joe Hinman
King Baggot Actor
Gertrude Claire Old Woman
Monte Collins Hick
T.E. Duncan Major of Cavalry
Fred Gamble Hotel Proprietor
George F. Marion Old Man

Technical Credits
King Baggot Director
James Bagle Director
William S. Hart Director,Producer
Joseph H. August Cinematographer
C. Gardner Sullivan Screenwriter

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