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Film Schedule - Subject to change - are held in either the Museum or the High School Auditorium

Thursday, October 10th

4:30-6:30pm - Opening Reception at Museum

                       Members of the Museum $10, Non-Members $20

High School Auditorium:

Admittance by Festival Button

7:00pm -  Best Lone Pine Costume Contest. On stage. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prize winners.

7:15pm  - Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws (DBM, 2019) 116 min. Starring Robert Carradine, Lana Wood, Darby Hinton and Johnny Crawford. * Director: Wayne Shipley

A movie company travels to Oklahoma to try and convince a legendary lawman to star in a silent film about a bank robbery, and featuring real outlaws.

                      Q&A with Robert Carradine & Darby Hinton, moderated by Rob Word & Ed Hulse

Bill Tilghman

Friday, October 11th

7:30am  - Frontier Days (Spectrum, 1934) 61 min. (Lone Pine) Bill Cody, Ada Ince, Wheeler Oakman. * Director: Bob Hill

An undercover Fargo detective poses as The Pinto Kid to solve a series of stagecoach robberies, but winds up being framed for murder. This independent, fast-paced little thrill-fest made for “no money” might well be the definitive Lone Pine showcase, with scenes shot in the town, the Alabama Hills, and the “Hoppy cabin.” Watch for director Hill, important Lone Pine advocate, in the early scenes. Said Variety: “There’s a mess of jaw-smacking and trick riding that keeps building up to a smackerino finish.” See the film, take the tour, and read the remarkable background story of Poverty Row star Bill Cody in this year’s edition of Lone Pine and the Movies.


8:45am  - Riders of the Frontier (Monogram, 1939) 58 min. (Lone Pine)

Tex Ritter, Mantan Moreland, Jack Rutherford. * Director: Spencer Gordon Bennett

Tex is a lawman who poses as an outlaw to gather evidence and solve the mystery of “Hell Ranch,” where the crooked foreman and his cut-throat band are cheating the elderly woman owner and holding her a virtual prisoner while looting the place. Shot on location in Lone Pine. In his inimitable style, Tex performs four songs.

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10:00am - Gunga Din (RKO, 1939) 117 min. 80th Anniversary Screening (Lone Pine) Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, Joan Fontaine, Sam Jaffe * Director: George Stevens

                 Introduced by Christopher Langley, film historian and Inyo County Film Commissioner.

80th anniversary screeining of Hollywood’s greatest comic-action-adventure film, based on the Rudyard Kipling poem, where three carousing, trouble-prone British army pals combat the savage thuggee death cult in late 19th century India. Probably the best and most important movie ever shot in Lone Pine. Sam Jaffe is the water-carrier in the title role who saves the day. Stirring musical score by Alfred Newman. Four-star classic film, terrific every time. Be sure to see the display in the museum. Douglas Fairbanks was an early festival guest star.

 12:30pm - Saga of Death Valley (Republic, 1939) 55 min. Roy Rogers, George “Gabby” Hayes, Don “Red” Barry. * Director: Joseph Kane (Lone Pine)

                  Introduced by Cheryl Rogers

Two young brothers are separated when an outlaw gang murders their father. One boy is abducted by them and raised to take part in criminal activities. The other youngster grows up to be Roy Rogers, and he has vowed vengeance against them. Strong, memorable, dramatic story, lensed in Lone Pine with some unique locations in the foothills of the Sierras. Featuring the Jimmy Wakely Trio, with future CMA Hall of Fame member Johnny Bond, in their first film. Leading lady Doris Day is not the later singing star. Roy Rogers was a special guest at the first Lone Pine Film Festival.

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 2:00pm  - The Round Up (Paramount 1920) 70 min.  (Lone Pine) Live music by Jay Munns, Silent film 


Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle, Irving Cummings, Wallace Beery * Director: George Melford

In this Western melodrama and romance, Arbuckle enacts the role of a sheriff. The picture is not a comedy. Recently restored in near pristine condition, it is believed to be the first film shot in Lone Pine, back when the main street (now Highway 395) was still a dirt road. Watch for a stunt performed by Arbuckle’s close friend, Buster Keaton, who is unbilled. And besides Cummings, there is another future director in the cast, A. Edward Sutherland. The film was based on a 1907 play which starred Roscoe’s cousin, Maclyn Arbuckle.


3:30pm  - The Way West (United Artists,1967) 122 min.  Kirk Douglas, Sally Field, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, and Michael McGreevey. Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. In 1843,                     a former U.S. Senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

                Introduced by Michael McGreevey

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7:30pm  - The Cowboys (Warner Bros., 1972) 128 min. John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Robert Carradine. * Director: Mark Rydell

               Q&A with Robert Carradine, Patrick Wayne & Diamond Farnsworth, moderated by Rob Word

Deserted by his ranch hands, an aging cowboy is made to take 11 green youngsters along with him on a 400 mile cattle drive, who later avenge his death. Two of the rustlers: famous stunt doubles Joe Yrigoyen and Tap (son of Yakima) Canutt. And long-time stunt man, Richard (father of Diamond) Farnsworth, was just then commencing regular acting roles. Carradine, whose father made several Wayne films (beginning with STAGECOACH) reprised his role for a short-lived, same-named TV series in 1974.

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Saturday, October 12th

7:30am - King of the Pecos (Republic, 1936) 54 min. (Lone Pine) John Wayne, Muriel Evans, Cy Kendall * Director: Joseph Kane
Boy watches homesteader parents viciously murdered by a Texas claim jumper; a decade later he returns as a lawyer for retribution against the killer, who is now a powerful, corrupt figure controlling water rights ranchers depend on. Slick production values, continuous action, and beautifully photographed exteriors in the Alabama Hills.

9:00am - Hopalong Rides Again(Paramount, 1937) 63 min.(Lone Pine) William Boyd, George Hayes, Russell Hayden * Director: Lesley Selander

Hoppy has a new love interest (rare in this series); her brother is a professor in paleontology, but also a ruthless killer behind cattle thievery who employs dynamite as a weapon. Third season opener is top grade in all departments, with memorable treachery by Harry Worth. Benefits from spectacular Lone Pine scenery and great use of the Paramount music library. Based on the 1923 novel Black Buttes by series creator Clarence E. Mulford. In the cast: kid actor and two-time Lone Pine guest, Billy King, recently deceased.

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10:30am -  Four TV shows filmed in Lone Pine

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     Annie Oakley with Gail Davis “The Cinder Trail” (1954)   Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins    

      The Gene Autry Show “The Million Dollar Fiddle” (1955)   Gene Autry, Pat Buttram 

      Red Ryder with Allan “Rocky” Lane “Gun Trouble Valley” (1956) Allan “Rocky” Lane, Louis Lettieri

      Have Gun Will Travel with Richard Boone “Crowbait” (1960) (1960) Richard Boone, Jacqueline Scott


 12:30pm - Rough Riders of Cheyenne (Republic, 1945) 57 min. Sunset Carson, Peggy Stewart, Monte Hale * Director: Thomas Carr

Made at the height of Sunset’s soaring popularity, this entry portrays a story of hatred and vengeance between his family and Peggy’s in a long-standing feud. The two stars appeared in several top films together at Republic, and decades later were tandem favorites at the Western film festivals. Sunset never made a picture in Lone Pine, but Peggy did, and was always a popular guest. “We never dated,” she would explain, “because Sunset and I were like brother and sister.” Much missed now, Peggy Stewart died earlier this year. Filmed at the Iverson’s Movie Ranch in Chatsworth.

(1945) Sunset Carson & Peggy Stewart

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2:00pm-   Blazing Days (Universal, 1927) 48 min. Fred Humes, Ena Gregory, Dick L’Estrange * Director: William Wyler

                    Live music by Jay Munns, Silent film

When Fred (who drifted into movies as a real cowpuncher) is robbed, Ena knows who did it, but protects the guilty party believing her invalid brother is implicated in the crime. Scenario for this Blue Streak series western by Lone Pine partisan, Bob Hill. Preserved by the Library of Congress because it was shot by the most honored director in the history of movies, Wyler. Ena told him that she could ride a horse, and after one scene, the teenager broke down, cried, and confessed she had lied! She also recalled making the picture was so hot on location that “they had to put ice on the camera to keep the film from melting.” Live music score by Jay Munns.

(1927) Fred Humes, Directed by William Wyler. 

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 3:30pm  - The Tall T (Columbia, 1957) 78 min.(Lone Pine) Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O’Sullivan * Director: Budd Boetticher

Unconventional, well-crafted, suspenseful Western yarn where outlaw gang of killers holds up a stagecoach, and takes the passengers as prisoners, one held for ransom. Scott is the rancher who upsets their plans in a blood-splattered finale. Based on a bleak story by Elmore Leonard. Named for the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Boetticher and scenarist Burt Kennedy both attended past Lone Pine Film Festivals.

7:30pm  - Video tribute to Packy Smith

7:35pm  – An Eye For An Eye (Embassy, 1966) 92 min. (Lone Pine) Robert Lansing, Patrick Wayne, Slim Pickens * Director: Michael Moore

                 Q&A Patrick Wayne & Bill Wellman, moderated by Rob Word and Ed Hulse.

 A different kind of Western, concerning two disabled bounty hunters. An advertising tagline tells the tale: “The ultimate revenge – one man’s eyes…another man’s hands…between them they had the strangest gun in the west!” In the cast: Ron Howard’s brother and father. Also, capable veterans Strother Martin and Paul Fix. Shooting locations included the Alabama Hills, the Owens River, and the nearby Olancha Dunes, always looking great.

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Sunday, October 13th

 7:30am – Bad Day At Black Rock (M-G-M, 1955) 81 min.(Lone Pine)

Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine * Director: John Sturges

One of Lone Pine’s iconic films tells the post-war story of a one-armed stranger who gets off the train at a sleepy desert hamlet on a hot day and is greeted with hostility by the townsfolk… because they have something to hide. When the long awaited violence erupts, it is electrifying. Won Oscar nominations for Sturges, Tracy (in a role Alan Ladd wanted), and screenplay. In the powerhouse cast: John Ericson and Anne Francis, who along with Borgnine were past guest stars at the festival. The burned out home Tracy visits was at Potsagawa Gardens in the Alabama Hills. During shooting, Tracy stayed in the tile-roofed building behind the Dow Hotel, the original home of Walter Dow which became the town mortuary.

9:00am – A Demon For Trouble (Supreme, 1934) 58 min. (Lone Pine) Bob Steele, Don Alvarado, Nick Stuart * Director: Bob Hill

In this remake of Ken Maynard’s Arizona Terror, when ranchers are murdered after buying property, a cowpuncher investigates and exposes a land grab scheme. Yet another great B-Western helmed by low budget director Bob Hill (see the 2009 issue of Lone Pine in the Movies), who not only shoots at the Hoppy cabin, but also employs the Lubken Ranch (take the Bar 20 Ranch Tour) to serve as three different and distinct locations, simply as a function of where on the property the camera-setup is. Film Daily hailed the picture as “a lively Western with plenty of action and plot twists to interest thrill fans.”

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10:15am  – King Of The Khyber Rifles (20th Century-Fox, 1953) 100 min. (Lone Pine) Tyrone Power, Terry Moore, Michael Rennie * Director: Henry King

In this exploration of racism, half-caste British army officer deals with tribesmen skirmishes in 1857 India. Score by Bernard Herrmann. Terry Moore was another past festival guest. The production built a large fort set, north of Movie Flats on the Moffatt Ranch. Former festival director, Dorothy Bonnefin, was a dress extra for the officers’ ball scenes.

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2:00pm - Indian Agent (RKO, 1948) 62 min. (Lone Pine)Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Nan Leslie * Director: Lesley Selander

Indians are cheated and left to starve when a crooked Indian agent conspires with a freight operator to divert food shipments intended for the reservation, and sells them elsewhere. Locations include the RKO Ranch in Encino, the Tim Holt cabin in Lone Pine, as well as the Anchor Ranch hacienda set. The snow-capped Sierras were beautifully photographed. In Hollywood Corral, Don Miller writes, “The cast for Indian Agent is well-nigh all-star for the Western ranks. Plotting and action were also well above the norm.” Richard Martin was another guest star at the Lone Pine Film Festival.


3:15pm – Mustang Country (Universal, 1976) 79 min.Patrick Wayne, Joel McCrea, Robert Fuller * Director: John Champion

               Introduced by Wyatt McCrea

In 1925 Montana, a former rodeo star and ex-rancher comes out of retirement to help an orphan runaway Indian boy track and round up a wild stallion. The beautiful wildlife exteriors were shot in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. McCrea was then 70, himself happily retired from movies, running an enormous ranch. He regularly turned down scripts, and had to be persuaded to resume acting. To close our show, this was his last feature film.

 Programs in the Museum Theater:

Friday, October 11th

8:00-9:30am -    Hopalong Cassidy film screening and Tour Presentation -Greg Parker

9:30-10:00am -  Rip Van Winkle Twilight Zone Tour presentation - Don Kelsen

11:30-1:00pm -  Randolph Scott in Lone Pine Tour presentation - Ross Schnioffsky and Warren Davey

2:00 - 3:30pm - The White Outlaw film screening and Tour presentation - Greg Parker

4:00 -5:00pm  - The Lone Ranger, William Witney in Lone Pine with Jay Dee Witney and Ed Hulse

Saturday, October 12th

9:00-10:00am -  Bar 20 Tour Presentation - Richard Bann

10:30-12:30pm - Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick film Screening introduced by Bill Wellman Jr.

1:00-2:30pm -"Top 10 Cinematography" - David Matuszak

2:30 -3:30pm -  Jack Hoxie program - Greg Parker

4:00-5:00pm - 101 Ranch program – Larry Floyd

Sunday, October 13th

11:00-12:00pm - Tribute to Peggy Stewart - Larry Floyd