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Hell Hounds of the Plains (1927)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 8 May 1927 (USA)
Horses are being rustled by outlaws known as the Hell Hounds. When the Sheriff is killed, his Deputy Yak takes over the search for the rustlers. John Lawson says Yak cannot marry his ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Jaccard

Writer:

Jacques Jaccard (story and scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yakima Canutt ... Deputy Yak Hammond
Neva Gerber ... Esther Lawson
Lafe McKee ... Big John Lawson
Al Ferguson Al Ferguson ... Matt Lawson
Boy the Wonder Horse Boy the Wonder Horse ... Boy - Yak's Horse (as Boy)
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Horses are being rustled by outlaws known as the Hell Hounds. When the Sheriff is killed, his Deputy Yak takes over the search for the rustlers. John Lawson says Yak cannot marry his daughter until the murderer of the Sheriff is caught. But unknown to Lawson, the murderer is his own son. Written by Maurice VanAuken <vanauken@comcast.net>

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FASTER THAN THE DEVIL ON HORSEBACK! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellhounds of the Plains See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ben Wilson Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Yakima Canutt in a rare lead role
2 June 2011 | by Silents FanSee all my reviews

Hell Hounds of the Plains (1926) stars Yakima Canutt as Deputy Yak Hammond with the fetching Neva Gerba as his romantic interest. Yak was in the lead role rather than a stuntman and/or supporting character that he later specialized in. Supposedly he had voice problems that kept him from playing the lead in talkies. It is a fair oater, with Yak busting up a gang of horse thieves led by his girlfriend's brother, much to the chagrin of her upstanding paw when the varmint's identity was revealed at the end of the movie. Double irony, as the prospective father-in-law had made catching the gang's leader a precondition to giving Yak his daughter's hand in marriage. Features a great knock-down drag-out fist fight between Yak and the villain, and Yak was the man who invented the realistic movie slug fest. The film also offers a fine performance by Yak's mount, Boy the Wonder Horse, who scrambles down ravine walls, jumps off cliffs and dives into the water with or without Yak aboard.


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