The Flaming Forties

The Flaming Forties is a 1924 American silent Western film, the sixth of seven features which short-lived motion picture company Stellar Productions released in 1924–1925 as Producers Distributing Corporation vehicles for Harry Carey.[1][2][3] Carey was primarily known as a star of Westerns and only one of the seven films did not fit into that genre. Assigned as director was 31-year-old Tom Forman, who less than two years later, in November 1926, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Flaming Forties
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Lobby card
Directed byTom Forman
Produced byHunt Stromberg
Written byElliott J. Clawson
Harvey Gates
Based on"Tennessee’s Pardner"
by Bret Harte
StarringHarry Carey
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byRobert De Lacey
Distributed byProducers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • December 21, 1924 (1924-12-21)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film was based upon the 1869 Bret Harte story "Tennessee’s Pardner," which has also been filmed as Tennessee's Pardner (1916), The Golden Princess (1925), and Tennessee's Partner (1955).



With no prints of The Flaming Forties located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Flaming Forties". Retrieved October 20, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Harry Carey's New Western is Tale of Action" (Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1925, page 18)
  3. ^ "Britannia Theatre" (The Evening Post, June 23, 1927, page 6)
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Flaming Forties

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