Tom Mix (1880-1940), "the King of the Cowboys," was unquestionably the premier Western superstar of Hollywood’s silent era, essentially creating the foundation for subsequent screen cowboys. Mix, who made almost 300 films, was renowned for doing most of the stunts in his films and was among Tinseltown’s highest-paid actors. After his death in an auto accident, Mix was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
BONUS: This DVD also includes Edwin S. Porter’s THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY, the legendary 1903 Western widely regarded as a milestone in 20th-century filmmaking technique, and YOUNG OLDFIELD, a free-wheeling 1924 slapstick short comedy produced by Hal Roach, and directed by future three-time Oscar winner Leo McCarey, and starring famed funnyman Charley Chase.
Not rated. B&W. Silent. 65 minutes. 1913. Region 0 encoding.