Universal Sound Westerns, 1929–1946
The Complete Filmography
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About the Book
After Fox released In Old Arizona, the first feature length western with sound, in 1929, Universal president Carl Laemmle decided that Universal’s westerns should follow suit. Beginning that same year, with the release of The Wagon Master starring Ken Maynard, up until 1946, when the studio merged with International Pictures, Universal Pictures captivated audiences with its sound westerns. Individual entries for the approximately 180 feature films and serials released by Universal during that period are presented here.
Each entry includes the film’s title release date, alternate title, cast, credits, songs, location of filming, running time, source if the film was an adaptation, plot synopsis, commentary from the author and from the actors and directors, representative excerpts from reviews, and a tag line from the original advertising. Also provided is a chronological listing of Universal’s short western films and a chronological listing of Universal’s sound westerns.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 64 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Historical Overview 5
The Western Films 9
The Western Short Films of Universal 389
Alphabetical Listing of Universal Sound Westerns 395
Chronological Listing of Universal Sound Westerns 401
Selected Bibliography 407
Book Reviews & Awards
“a treasure trove of valuable reading and research”—Western Clippings; “a mountain of reference material…well researched data…interesting facts…very enjoyable read”—The Old Cowboy Picture Show; “valuable resource”—ARBA; “essential details…enlivened…with testimony”—The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk); “truly invaluable”—Suite101.com.