Dawn Rider (2012)


Western starring Christian Slater
-Year: 2012
-Country: Canada
-Who in clothing:  boys ~8, 12
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: color
-I own: yes, partly TV recording
-Clothing occurence: very low
-Rating: 2/10 ?
-Rating: **
-Comment: At least 2 boys shown. Scene from the beginning. One very young boy in the background in shorter white pants. And an older boy, around 12 yo in dark brown greyish clothes. Very few scenes.

Had been aired yesterday. And I have seen most of it.

The movie mainly has dark colors and except the end it’s quite boring.

I like Canada but I think most American (and Italian) westerns are better. Remake of the 1931 “Galloping Thru” which is a lost movie and “The Dawn Rider (1935) starring John Wayne.

I also don’t like this boy, so rating 2 only.


The Big Trail


Western starring John Wayne
-Year: 1930
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing:  kids ~8-10 yo
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: low ?
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: Several kids, probably boys and girls as pictured. Scene at 26 minutes.

I have checked it some time ago on YouTube but can’t remember much of it and I think I have checked it at high speed.

One boy is 11 yo Dannie Mac Grant. Many more uncredited kids.

70 mm 2.10:1 widescreen or 1.10:1 in 35 mm.

Rating 3-4 for now. (I have to recheck it the next broadcasting).

Tall in the Saddle (1944)


Western starring John Wayne
-Year: 1944
-Country: USA
-Who in clothing:  Arly ~23 ?
-Available on DVD: yes
-B&W or color: b&w
-I own: no
-Clothing occurence: medium ??
-Rating: 3/10 ?
-Rating: ***
-Comment: A young dark haired lady with a cowboy hat, probably Ella Raines. Scene at 23 minutes.

I found it some time ago on YouTube and don’t remember much. I don’t know of any other actors/boys of interest. Probably there aren’t any.

Rating 3 for now.