The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926)

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  • THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY


    DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY LEWIS SEILER
    FOX FILM CORPORATION




    Information From IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Cullen wants to to try and stop the robberies on his railroad.
    He hires Tom, even though he knows Cullen's secretary
    Holt is tipping off the gang,
    Tom poses undercover as a highwayman,
    and enlists the help of the hobo DeLuxe Harry,
    To help him bring in the gang
    Written by ethanedwards


    Full Cast
    Tom Mix ... Tom Gordon
    Tony the Horse ... Tony, Tom's Horse (as Tony the Wonder Horse)
    Dorothy Dwan ... Madge Cullen
    Will Walling ... Eugene Cullen (as William Walling)
    Harry Gripp ... DeLuxe Harry (as Harry Grippe)
    Carl Miller ... Burton Holt
    Edward Peil Sr. ... Bill Tolfree (as Edward Piel)
    Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry ... Snowball (as Curtis McHenry)
    Sammy Cohen ... Man in upper berth of train (uncredited)
    Duke Morrison... Extra (uncredited)


    Writing Credits
    Paul Leicester Ford (novel)
    John Stone (scenario)


    Original Music
    William P. Perry


    Cinematography
    Daniel B. Clark (as Daniel Clark)


    Art Department
    Duke Morrison .... property boy (uncredited)


    Other crew
    Malcolm Stuart Boylan .... title designer
    William Fox .... presenter
    Karl Malkames .... restorer (1977 re-release)


    Trivia
    * In July 1926, silent film star Tom Mix arrived by train in Glenwood Springs, Colorado,
    for the shooting. He was accompanied by his family, 55 cast and crew members and 22 horses,
    including Tony the Horse, who was just as popular as his human counterpart.
    Two Pullman cars and two special baggage cars conveyed Mix's company and equipment.


    * Each day for three weeks spectators lined the Glenwood Canyon road to watch Tom Mix,
    Tony the Horse and the rest of the troupe complete the exterior shots for the movie.
    Mix performed all of his own stunts, including rappelling down the walls of Glenwood Canyon.
    Mix and his horse also galloped the length of Shoshone Dam in one of the movie's chase scenes.


    * First ever narrated film released


    Memorable Quotes


    Filming Locations
    Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA
    Royal Gorge, Colorado, USA
    Shoshone Dam, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA


    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • The Great K & A Train Robbery is a 1926 American Western silent film directed by Lewis Seiler
    and starring Tom Mix and Dorothy Dwan.
    The film is based on the actual foiling of a train robbery by Dick Gordon
    as related by Paul Leicester Ford in his book The Great K & A Train Robbery
    originally published as a serial in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1896.


    Duke started working at Fox, in the summer of 1926.
    initially thinking his main duties were as a trainer to Tom Mix,
    going on location with him to Colorado, to film The Great K & A..
    Duke got the wrong impression of Mix,
    thinking he would be offered a few lines of dialogue,
    but ended up being a prop man!


    All was not lost, when Duke returned back to Fox Studios,
    there was a certain person around, and that was Mr John Ford,
    who cast him as an extra in his forthcoming movies.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • I have read somewhere that it was in fact JW that did these stunts for Tom Mix. Just cant recall where. Here are some screen captures.


  • I. “A young Wayne and several other USC teammates were hired to exercise with [Tom] Mix, keeping the star in shape, while the actor filmed on location. Once in Colorado, the young college athletes barely saw Mix, as their tasks were redirected towards the moving of props and driving vehicles.”


    II. “He propped the film, and that was it.” Page 614 (Although the book contradicts this in its own filmography, which says he played an extra


    III. “Here’s how Wayne recalls it: Tom Mix gave me my first Hollywood movie job. … I worked with him on “The Great Train Robbery” (Fox 1927). I was a prop boy.” Volume VI, No 1, June 1989


    IV. “Early films in which John Wayne was known to feature as an extra are…The Great K&A Train Robbery…”


    V. “Using his pull, Mix had Duke cast as a bit player in a few of his films and on occasion hired him as a stuntman, a job at which the gutsy natural athlete excelled.


    With thanks to Elly
    John Wayne Before Stagecoach

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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