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1. D.W. Griffith directs this short B-Western for Biograph Company. It is released April 4, 1910 and runs 17 min. Among the cast is Art Acord, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, and me. San Juan Capistrano, California is the filming location. What is the B-Western?

  • The Two Kids
  • The Two Brothers
  • The Mexico Trip

2. The Western is released February 7, 1916. The director is Jacques Jaccard, in this 50 minute silent B-Western. Harry Carey is the lead actor and I play Bob Graham. It is made by Universal. What is the B-Western?

  • A Knight of the Range
  • A King of the Range
  • A Range Knight

3. John Ford directs this 71 minute black and white silent Western for Universal. Harry Carey is the lead actor as Cheyenne Harry. The story line: Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne Harry is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides. The Western is released on August 27, 1917. What is the B-Western?

  • Straight Shooting
  • Gunfighter
  • Hit the Mark

4. In this movie I play Pinto Pete. Joel Day is Chuckwalla Bill. B. Reeves Eason directs this 50 minute black and white silent Western for Universal. It is released October 10, 1921. What is the B-Western?

  • Stick 'em Up
  • Courage Trail
  • Red Courage

5. Edward Sedgwick directs this film for Universal Pictures. I play Bud Watkins. The black and white silent Western runs 60 minutes. Writing credits go to LeRoy Armstrong - adaptation, Henry H. Knibbs - story, Richard Schayer - writer (as E. Richard Schayer), and Raymond L. Schrock - adaptation. It is released November 30, 1924. What is the B-Western?

  • The Ridin' Kid from Powder River
  • Crickle Creek Kid
  • Man from Snowy River

6. This is another black and white silent Western from Universal Pictures. It runs 60 minutes. The director is B. Reeves Eason and it is released February 13, 1927. The movie's plot: A cowboy begins to do such un-cowboy-like things as dressing up and taking baths in order to impress a pretty young girl. He sees that a citified "dandy" is also after the girl, and the dude seems to be scoring some points with his "civilized" demeanor. What is the B-Western?

  • They Came Running
  • Home for the Cowboys
  • The Denver Dude

7. I play the Montana Kid in this black and white silent Western. Universal Pictures releases the film on January 6, 1929. The director is Henry MacRae. The movie runs 60 minutes. Slim Summerville plays Slim. What is the B-Western?

  • King of the Rodeo
  • King of the Cowboys
  • King of Texas

8. The film is produced by Hoot Gibson Productions. It run 61 minutes and is directed by B. Reeves Eason. Eason is the movie's writer. The movie is released June 8, 1930. The Plot: Texas Ranger Tim Brennan rides into the sheep camp of Betty Dawley (Sally Eilers) seeking to avenge the killing of his brother, Betty's former foreman. I play Texas Ranger Tim Brennan. It is released June 8, 1930. What is the B-Western?

  • Trigger Tricks
  • Trigger Finger
  • Cheap Tricks

9. Monogram Pictures made this black and white Western with Ken Maynard, Bob Steele, and me. Robert Emmett Tansey directs the film and it runs 59 minutes. The plot: US marshals Ken, Bob and me stop a gang dressed as Indians from robbing the stage. After getting repairs at the relay station, but before we get to town, another trap is set, but we get away. What is the B-Western?

  • Arizona Stick Up
  • Arizona Stage Robbery
  • Arizona Whirlwind

10. John Ford directs this film and gets me to play Sgt. Brown. This color Western runs 115 minutes. The production company is The Mirisch Corporation. The plot is a Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. The movie stars John Wayne as Col. John Marlowe and William Holden as Maj. Henry 'Hank' Kendall (regimental surgeon). The movie is released June 12, 1959. What is the Western?

  • Marlowe's Raid
  • The Horse Soldiers
  • Charge!

Hoot Gibson Answers

  1. The Two Brothers
  2. A Knight of the Range
  3. Straight Shooting
  4. Red Courage
  5. The Ridin' Kid from Powder River
  6. The Denver Dude
  7. King of the Rodeo
  8. Trigger Tricks
  9. Arizona Whirlwind
  10. The Horse Soldiers

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