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|Hawk of the Hills|
Actors: Robert Chandler, Jack Ganzhom, J. Parke Jones, Frank Lackteen, George Magrill
Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House
A band of Indians led by The Hawk terrorizes prospectors in a valley. HAWK OF THE HILLS was originally a ten episode serial in 1927, but was re-edited into a five-reel feature in 1929. It is this feature version which we... more »
"The Hawk" sinks his talons into a miner's daughter
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 11/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The version of HAWK OF THE HILLS presented by TELEVISTA is the 1929 re-edit of a ten-part silent "cliffhanger." As the original ran well over two hours, this 50 minute edition only retains primary storyline elements. (Current status of the 1927 serial: "presumed lost.")
"Hawk" was popular in its day. As a promotional stunt, viewers of Chapter One received a "Movieland Puzzle" and were given one piece to it with each succeeding installment. The photoplay's main story concerns a band of Native Americans who terrorize precious metal prospectors. The daughter of a man who strikes gold is kidnapped by the Indians and a government agent comes to her rescue, but only after she undergoes several ordeals.
Hawk of the Hills (1929) - Allene Ray/Walter Miller/Jack Ganzhorn/Frank Lackteen/Paul Panzer/Wally Oettel/Harry Semels/Jack Pratt/J. Parks Jones/Frederick Dana/John T. Prince/Whitehorse/George Magrill/Evangeline Russell/Chief Yowlachie
GRAPEVINE VIDEO's DVD of PERILS OF PAULINE (1914) is currently the most complete version of this all-time classic silent movie serial."