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|Born To Battle / Roamin' Wild |
Actor: Tom Tyler
Director: Bernard B. Ray Harry S. Webb
Tom Tyler rides the range in two classic cowboy adventures.
"Tom Tyler B-Western Series ... Roamin' Wid (1936) ... VCI
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 10/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VCI Entertainment and Monarch Film Corporation present "WHEN A MAN RIDES ALONE" (1933) & "ROAMIN' WILD" (1936) - Tom Tyler(Dolby digitally remastered) --- relive those thrilling days when Tom Tyler took us down the dusty trails with hard riding and straight shooting hitting the bull's eye with excitement every time... the Tom Tyler series of B-Westerns were a staple of Saturday matinees in the 1930s and 1940s ... don't miss any of the Tom Tyler features loaded with action that will leave you wanting more of his B-Western adventures.
First up "WHEN A MAN RIDES ALONE" (1933) (60 mins/B&W) --- Under J.P. McGowan (Director), Burton King (Producer), Oliver Drake (Screenwriter), F. McGrew Willis (Short Story Author), Edward A. Kull (Cinematographer), Fred Bain (Editor) ----- the cast includes Tom Tyler (Tom Harris), Adele Lacey (Ruth Davis), Al Bridge (Slade), Frank Ball (Jack Davis), Alma Chester (Aggie Simpson), Barney Furey (Deputy Sheriff), Bob Burns (Sheriff), Edmund Burns (Clem-Stage Driver), Herman Hack (Barfly), Jack Rockwell (Red-Saloon Brawler), Jack Kirk (Deputy), Bud Osborne (Zeke-henchman) . . . . . . our story has our hero robbing stagecoaches in the name of outlaw "Llano Kid", who robs from the rich (crooked mining company) and gives to the poor (investors who is as honest as a day is long) ... the heroine Adele Lacey catches a glimpse of our bandit and he must kidnap her to keep his identity safe ... will she blow the whistle on him, or help his cause ------ another great B-Western for Tom Tyler under the Poverty Row Picture banner, proves to be one of his most exciting performances.
Second on the bill is "ROAMIN' WILD" (1936) (58 mins/B&W) ---Under Bernard B. Ray (Director/Producer), Harry S. Webb (Associate Producer), Robert Emmett Tansey (Screenwriter), William Hyer (Cinematographer), Frederick Bain (Editor) ----- the cast includes Tom Tyler (Tom Barton), Max Davidson (Abe Wineman), Carol Wyndham (Mary Madison), Al Ferguson (Clark), George Chesebro (Henchman Tip), Fred Parker (Dad Summers), Slim Whitaker (Marshal Lucas), Bud Osborne (Henchman Red), Wally West (Jim Barton), Earl Dwire (Jim Madison), Lafe McKee ('Dad' Parker), John Elliott (Reed), Steve Clark (Captured Robber), Frank Ellis (Waiter), Al Taylor .(Henchman) . . . . . . our hero Tom Tyler takes the reins and he goes into action with Max Davidson at his side ... some veteran B-Western character actors Al Ferguson, George Chesebro, Steve Clark, Earl Dwire, John Elliott, Lafe McKee, Bud Osborne, Al Taylor and Slim Whitaker turn up and the oater keeps getting better and better until the final credits ... Tyler looks great in this film and the supporting cast is superb, can't get much better than this stagebrush flick.
Special footnote, actor Tom Tyler (nee Vincent Markowski) born into a Polish-American family in 1903 ... Tyler had a long career in film, stretching from the 1920s to the 1950s, and appeared in many films, most of them westerns such as John Ford's "Stagecoach" (1939) as Luke Plummer and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949) .Cpl. Mike Quayne, Leader of Paradise River Patrol ... The biggest part of Tyler's career was spent making B-movie westerns, however. Tyler also notably portrayed the Fawcett Comics superhero "Captain Marvel" in the 1941 film serial "The Adventures of Captain Marvel", which was the first film adaptation of a superhero in history. In 1940, he was the Mummy in "The Mummy's Hand"; Lon Chaney, Jr. took over the role and played it in three sequels ... "The Phantom", starring Tom Tyler.In 1943, he played another superhero, in the highly successful "The Phantom", based on Lee Falk's famous comic strip ... Tyler was beset by rheumatoid arthritis in the later part of his career, and was limited to occasional supporting roles often for director John Ford, for whom he had worked in a number of films prior to his illness ... passed away at the age of 50 in 1954 due to heart failure.
1. Tom Tyler (aka: Vincent Markowski)
Date of birth: 9 August 1903 - Port Henry, New York
Date of death: 3 May 1954 - Hamtramck, Michigan
2. John P. McCarthy (Director)
Date of birth: 17 March 1884 - San Francisco, California
Date of death: 4 September 1962 - Pasadena, California
3. Bernard B. Ray (Director)
Date of birth: 18 November 1895 - Moscow, USSR
Date of death: 10 December 1964 - Los Angeles, California
If you crave action, drama and plenty of adventure check out other western double features with Tom Tyler:
TOM TYLER WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURES:
1. Vol. 1 - Coyote Trails/Feud of the Trail (1935 & 1937) (VCI #7259) (DVD)
2. Vol. 2 - Roamin' Wild/When a Man Rides Alone (1934 & 1936) (VCI #7276) (DVD)
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Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing "When A Man Rides Alone" (1933)
& "Roamin' Wild" (1936) - Tom Tyler, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and
crisp print...looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage serial era
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stay tuned once again for top notch action mixed with deadly adventure from the
"King of Serials" VCI --- just the way we like 'em
Total Time: 118 min on DVD/VHS ~ VCI Home Video ~ (3/01/2001)"