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Terror of the Plains
Terror of the Plains
Actor: Tom Tyler
Director: Harry S. Webb
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
NR     2005     1hr 30min

Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 06/07/2005

     
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Actor: Tom Tyler
Director: Harry S. Webb
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/29/2005
Original Release Date: 11/22/1934
Theatrical Release Date: 11/22/1934
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
 

Movie Reviews

"Tom Tyler B-Western Series ... Terror of the Plains (1934)
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 11/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"VCI Entertainment presents "TERROR OF THE PLAINS" (1934) (57 mins/B&W) (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.

Under Harry S. Webb (Director/Associate Producer), Bernard B. Ray (Producer), Rose Gordon (Story), Carl Krusada (Dialogue), Jayne Regan (Continuity), Bob Card (song "The Vaquero is Bold"), Al Haskell (song "The Vaquero is Bold"), J. Henry Kruse (Cinematographer), Frederick Bain (Editor) ------ the cast includes Tom Tyler (Tom Lansing), Roberta Gale (Bess Roberts), William Gould (Kirk Cramer, aka 'Butcher' Wells), Slim Whitaker (Henchman Nevada), Fern Emmett (Rose), Nelson McDowell ('Parson' Jones), Frank Rice (Banty (Tom's Sidekick), Ralph Lewis ('Dad' Lansing), Robert Walker (Sheriff), Murdock MacQuarrie (Foreman Cole) . . . . . . our hard riding hero Tom Tyler is headed for a ghost town, will he find the man who framed his father for murder ... there is a trial set for his father Ralph Lewis, and William Gould thinks he's going to escape justice, cause he's the real culprit ... great to see a favorite badman of all B-Westerns Slim Whitaker make his presence known in this action packed oater ... much more action than anyone can handle, another great B-Western for Tom Tyler under the Poverty Row Picture banner, proves to be one of his most exciting performances ... Tyler looks great as usual and most of his stunts are his own.

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 . . . . . . for further information check out Mike Chapman along with Bobby Copeland presents "The Tom Tyler Story: From Cowboy Star to Super Hero", telling the inside story in depth of a clean cut, manly role model that positively impacted a portion of an entire generation of moviegoers...each segment of chapters spells out the two reelers, serials and features, plus dozens of TV shows with a total of 150 plus films...every page breathes life into the story from the authors as only they can deliver through pen and paper...this tribute was written from the heart and it shows ... pick up your copy today from Amazon..

Check out other Tom Tyler titles available on VHS from VCI:
1. BORN TO BATTLE
2. BROTHERS OF THE WEST
3. CHEYENNE RIDES AGAIN
4. COYOTE TRAILS
5. DEADWOOD PASS
6. FEUD OF THE TRAIL
7. FIGHTING HERO
8. FORTY-NINERS
9. LARAMIE KID
10. MYSTERY RANCH
11. ORPHAN OF THE PECOS
12. PHANTOM OF THE WEST
13. PHANTOM, THE
14. RIDIN' ON
15. RIDIN' THRU
16. RIO RATTLER
17. RIP ROARIN' BUCKAROO
18. ROAMIN' WILD
19. SANTA FE BOUND
20. SILVER BULLET
21. TERROR OF THE PLAINS
22. TRACY RIDES
23. TRIGGER TOM
24. UNCONQUERED BANDIT
25. WHEN A MAN RIDES ALONE

SPECIAL FEATURES:
BIOS:
1. Tom Tyler (aka: Vincent Markowski)
Date of birth: 9 August 1903 - Port Henry, New York
Date of death: 3 May 1954 - Hamtramck, Michigan

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)

Ask Amazon.Com to carry the above Tom Tyler titles
if they are not available as of yet...you can order
and pick up your copy now from VCI Entertainment.

Great job by VCI Entertainment for releasing "Terror of the Plains" (1934),
Tom Tyler, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...
looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage serial
era of the '20s, '30s & '40s and B-Westerns...order your copy now
from Amazon or VCI Entertainment where there are plenty of copies
available on DVD and VHS, 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: 57 min on DVD/VHS ~ VCI Home Video ~ (3/01/2001)"