Tom Tyler Double Feature: Born To Battle (1935) / Roamin' Wild (1936)

Tom Tyler rides the range in two classic cowboy adventures.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 26, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Tom Tyler, a rugged outdoorsman from Michigan, moved to Hollywood in the Twenties and soon his handsome face and muscular build brought him starring roles in silent Westerns. In 1941, Tyler switched gears completely to play the superhero star of the epic serial, "Adventures of Captain Marvel."

Born To Battle (1935, B&W): Good-natured troublemaker Tom Saunders is arrested for starting a brawl in a Chinese laundry. In order to avoid a jail term, Tom agrees to a 30-day work detail with cattle rancher, Jim Larmer. Hired to roust rustlers, Tom soon discovers that he is being used in a corrupt scheme by Larmer to drive innocent ranchers off their land. Starring Tom Tyler, Joan Carmen, Earl Dwire, Charles King and William Desmond; Directed by Harry S. Webb.

Roamin' Wild (1936, B&W): Tom Barton's brother disappears enroute to Placerville, where he was to start his new job as town marshal. Hired to investigate, Tom finds the town in the grip of corrupt crime lord, Ned Clark. Scheming to seize control of the Madison Stage Line, Clark has been harassing the line with armed robberies. When owner Jim Madison is shot dead while defending one of his own stagecoaches, the struggling company is inherited by his daughter, Mary. Suspecting that his brother's disappearance is tied to Mary Madison's business woes, Tom devises an elaborate ruse to lure Clark into a trap. Starring Tom Tyler, Carol Wyndham, Max Davidson, Al Ferguson, Earl Dwire and Lafe McKee; Directed by Bernard B. Ray.


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A pretty good double feature Movie Lover: from CENTRALIA, WA US -- May, 12, 2016

BORN TO BATTLE is a routine Poverty Row western from Reliable Films. The picture quality is acceptable. The movie begins with Tom shooting up the town and generally being an overgrown spoiled brat. But he soon wises up and becomes the good guy. His fight scenes are more clumsy than those of many other cowboy stars. Silent movie cowboy William Desmond has a role. Not a bad movie -- just routine.

ROAMIN' WILD is the better of the two films. The story line is more interesting and the picture quality is pretty good. All the better to see the different countryside, different big rocks and different western town than those I've seen before in so many B-westerns. Silent movie comedian Max Davidson has a nice role.

This disc has my recommendation.

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  • Sales Rank: 11,915
  • UPC: 089218515490
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