Directed by George Sherman, who made a name for himself in the thirties and forties directing B Westerns, and written by Christopher Knopf, perhaps best known for his script for THE EMPEROR OF THE NORTH, HELL BENT FOR LEATHER sometimes runs on the Starz Western channel.
Bizarre as it sounds, this movie is noirishly dark and surreal as we witness Roy hogtied and dragged behind a horse (you can tell in the long shots it’s a dummy). Later, he’s beaten, bloodied and whipped by four of the old lady’s henchmen. Roy’s famous and trusted palomino, Trigger, arrives in the nick of time to save Roy a couple of times, as well as soothing one of the vicious dogs that was wounded during an earlier chase.
Author Talk with Thomas D. Clagett – The Alamo as Historical Fiction. 12 pm to 1 pm at the New Mexico State Library on Sept. 28th, 2018. #LineofGlory
Had the unique opportunity of reading two short plays and a monologue by Red Shuttleworth, a Wrangler Award winner and three-time Spur Award winner for his poetry. The plays and monologue I read are part of his “Americana West,” a series of 100 short theater pieces, set in the West from 1900 to 1999.