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|Under the Tonto Rim|
Actors: Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Nan Leslie, Herman Hack, Harry Harvey
No Description Available. Genre: Westerns Rating: NR Release Date: 7-FEB-2006 Media Type: DVD
"Tim Holt B-Western Series ... Under The Tonto Rim (1947) ..
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 02/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"RKO Radio Pictures present "UNDER THE TONTO RIM" (1947) (61 mins/B&W) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- actor Tim Holt graduated to starring his own series of 1940's "B" westerns and to playing solid supporting roles in higher budget features ... At the peak of his career in the 1940's "B" westerns, he was the "fastest draw" in the movies with the ability to draw his revolver in five frames of film (slightly over one sixth of a second) ... From 1941-43 and 1948-52 Tim Holt was a top ten box office star ... Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1991.
Under Lew Landers (Director), Herman Schlom (Producer), Zane Grey (Author of Novel), Norman Houston (Screenplay), Paul Sawtell (Original Score), J. Roy Hunt (Cinematographer), Lyle Boyer (Editor), Albert S. D'Agostino (Art Direction), Charles F. Pyke (Art Direction), Darrell Silvera (Set Decoration), John Sturtevant (Set Decoration), John Pommer (Second Unit Director), John C. Grubb (Sound Department), Terry Kellum (Sound Department), Russell A. Cully (Special Effects) ------ the cast includes Tim Holt (Brad Canfield), Richard Martin (Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamonte Rafferty), Nan Leslie (Lucy Dennison), Tom Keene (Dennison), Carol Forman (Juanita), Tony Barrett (Roy Patton), Harry Harvey (Sheriff in Tonto), Jason Robards Sr. (Captain McLean, Arizona Rangers), Robert Clarke (Hooker, Dennison Henchman), Jay Norris (Andy, Rimrock Stage Driver), Lex Barker (Joe, Deputy in Tonto), Steve Savage (Curly, Tonto Rim Gang Member), Grahame Covert (Hostler), Dick Foote (Henry, Tonto Deputy), Lee Frederick (Hostler), Jack Gordon (Bartender in Tonto), Herman Hack (Tonto Rim Gang Member), George Magrill (Tonto Rim Gang Guard), Bud Osborne (Steve, Tonto Rim Gang Member) ------ the story line has plenty of action, comedy and exciting adventure with Tim Holt and his Irish American partner Chito Raffery taking on Tom Keene and his gang of desperadoes ... don't miss Tim being locked up in jail and as he let's the local Sheriff Harry Harvey in on the whole plan and hideout --- great stunt work by the RKO stunt personnel David Sharpe (stunt double: Robert Clarke) --- don't leave the theater until the final scene ... another winner from the vaults of RKO Radio Pictures --- this is a must watch for the B-Westerns fans in all of us.
1. Tim Holt (aka: Charles John Holt III)
Date of birth: 5 February 1918 - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California
Date of death: 15 February 1973 - Shawnee, Oklahoma
Special footnote, Tim Holt had one of the leading roles in the Orson Welles 1942 drama,
"The Magnificent Ambersons" but the following year he became a decorated combat veteran
of World War II, flying in the Pacific theatre with the United States Army Air Forces as a B-29
bombardier. Tim Holt would return to filming after the war, appearing as "Virgil Earp" to Henry Fonda's,
"Wyatt Earp" in director John Ford's Western, "My Darling Clementine". Holt would next be cast in the role
that he is probably most remembered for and a film where his father appeared in a small part. Tim Holt portrayed
"Bob Curtin" next to the Humphrey Bogart character of "Fred C. Dobbs" in John Huston's classic, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".
Made in 1946, Holt did another four Western films before "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" would be released in 1948. Tim Holt made
two dozen more Western films until 1952 when the genre's popularity waned. He would be absent from the screen for five years until starring in a less than successful horror film in 1957 then appeared in only two more uninspiring motion pictures during the next fourteen years.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
2. Richard Martin
Date of birth: 12 December 1917 - Spokane, Washington
Date of death: 4 September 1994 - Newport Beach, California
Special footnote, Richard Martin an American actor began appearing in films under
contract to RKO in the early 1940s. Martin created the character of
Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamonte Rafferty, the Irish-Mexican comic sidekick
of cowboy star Tim Holt, in the 1943 film "Bombardier", Martin played the character
in a series of 29 films through the early 1950s.Martin married actress Elaine Riley,
who co-starred with him in several films, retired from the screen to work in the
insurance business in the early 1950s.
3. Lew Landers (Director)
Date of birth: 2 January 1901 - New York, New York
Date of death: 16 December 1962 - Palm Desert, California
4. Zane Grey (aka: Pearl Zane Grey)
Date of birth: 31 January 1872 - Zanesville, Ohio
Date of death: 23 October 1939 - Altadena, California
Special footnote, Zane Grey Prolific American writer and pioneer of Western as a new literary genre
Grey's most famous book is "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1912), Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners
of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1977.
Hats off and thanks to Les Adams (collector/guideslines for character identification), Chuck Anderson (Webmaster: The Old Corral/B-Westerns.Com), Boyd Magers (Western Clippings), Bobby J. Copeland (author of "Trail Talk"), Rhonda Lemons (Empire Publishing Inc), Bob Nareau (author of "The Real Bob Steele") and Trevor Scott (Down Under Com) as they have rekindled my interest once again for B-Westerns and Serials --- 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 where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch action mixed with deadly adventure --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out VCI Entertainment where they are experts in releasing B-Westerns and Serials --- all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 61 min on DVD ~ Lions Gate Video ~ (2/07/2006)"