Man of the Forest (1933 film)
Man of the Forest is a 1933 American pre-Code film directed by Henry Hathaway, based upon a novel by Zane Grey, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Randolph Scott and Verna Hillie. The supporting cast features Harry Carey, Noah Beery Sr., Barton MacLane, Buster Crabbe and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. The film is also known as Challenge of the Frontier (American reissue title).
|Man of the Forest|
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Written by||Jack Cunningham (writer)|
Zane Grey (novel)
Harold Shumate (writer)
|Produced by||Harold Hurley (producer)|
Noah Beery Sr.
|Cinematography||Ben F. Reynolds|
|Edited by||Jack Dung|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Hathaway directed much of the same cast (Scott, Beery, Carey and Crabbe) that same year in another Zane Grey story, The Thundering Herd, and also Scott, Beery and Crabbe in To the Last Man, yet another Zane Grey story that year.
Based upon a novel by Zane Grey, Man of the Forest involves a young lady (Verna Hillie) who is captured by a band of outlaws led by Clint Beasley (Noah Beery Sr.). Brett Dale (Randolph Scott) figures out their plan and rescues her.
This film is a remake of a 1926 version of the same name starring Jack Holt in the role subsequently portrayed by Randolph Scott. Scott's hair was darkened and he wore a moustache in order to more closely match stock footage of Holt playing the part. Warner Oland played Noah Beery's role of Clint Beasley in the earlier film.
- Randolph Scott as Brett Dale
- Verna Hillie as Alice Gaynor
- Harry Carey as Jim Gaynor
- Noah Beery Sr. as Clint Beasley
- Barton MacLane as Mulvey
- Buster Crabbe as Yegg
- Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Big Casino
- Vince Barnett as Little Casino
- Blanche Friderici as Mrs. Peg Forney
- Tempe Pigott as Madame
- Tom Kennedy as Sheriff Blake
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