Tom Mix Double Feature: Sky High/Just Tony [DVD]

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Synopsis

Just Tony
Western star Tom Mix's wonder horse, Tony, took center stage in this fine silent oater directed by Lynn F. Reynolds for the Fox company. Tony actually plays a character other than Tom Mix's horse. He is a stallion horribly abused by his Mexican owner, whom he finally tramples to death. Joining a herd of wild mustangs, Tony seeks revenge on humans everywhere. That is, until cowboy Mix teaches him that not all of mankind is bad. Tony later repays the kindness by saving Mix and pretty rancher Claire Adams from a gang of rustlers. One of Tom Mix's own favorites, this Western was based on the short story Alcatraz by Max Brand (aka Frederick Faust). It was re-released in 1929 after Mix had departed from Fox. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Sky High
Tom Mix went the Douglas Fairbanks route with this silent West, augmenting the usual sagebrush melodramatics with a clear sense of comedy, even satire. The tale of an immigration officer battling a gang smuggling Chinese labor across the border from Mexico was merely an excuse for Mix to perform a series of fanciful stunts, including scaling the Grand Canyon on horseback and rescuing the heroine from an airplane. Diehard Western fans decried the lack of realism but audiences flocked to see this film which, more than perhaps any other, changed Mix from a popular Western star into an internationally recognized showman.. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Mix
    Tom Mix - "Red" Ferris
  • Claire Adams
    Claire Adams - Marianne Jordan
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    John P. Lockney - Oliver Jordan
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    Duke Lee - Manuel Cordova
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    Frank Campeau - Lew Hervey
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