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Tumbleweeds (1925)





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The once-famous cowboy star, William S. Hart, stars in this silent film as a man intent on claiming some land during the 1889 land rush in the Oklahoma Territory. Though falling in love with a beautiful woman (Barbara Bedford) and hoping to settle down with her on his newly acquired land, he must first contend with men who wish to bring him harm. In the prologue of the 1939 revival of this film, Hart gives an eight-minute introduction--the first and only time he appeared in a film accompanied by his striking voice.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Hal G. Evarts, C. Gardner Sullivan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 2002
Astor Pictures Corporation


William S. Hart
as Don Carver
Barbara Bedford
as Molly Lassiter
Lucien Littlefield
as "Kentucky Rose"
J. Gordon Russell
as Noll Lassiter
Richard R. Neill
as Bill Freel
Jack Murphy
as Bart Lassiter
Lillian Leighton
as Mrs. Riley
Turner Savage
as Riley Boy
Gertrude Claire
as Old Woman
T.E. Duncan
as Major of Cavalry
Fred Gamble
as Hotel Proprietor
James Gordon
as Joe Hinman
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Critic Reviews for Tumbleweeds

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is remarkable for several reasons, foremost among them the awe-inspiring spectacle of greed in action that is the land rush.

Full Review… | November 25, 2007
Goatdog's Movies

The film was well-received by the public and the critics.

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superior western and a key film in Hart's filmography.

May 5, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

... more realistic portrayals remain more in tune with modern day anti-heroes than the more popular cowboy heroes that appeared on screen before the advent of John Wayne

Full Review… | November 12, 2003
Old School Reviews

Audience Reviews for Tumbleweeds

Starring William S. Hart, silent western star. The villains aren't subtle, but many tried and true elements that are standard in westerns are present here. These elements were tried and found to be true in Hart pics. The romance between the cowboy and his girl has some sweet touches of comedy. The cowboy's buddy is a classic type. The racing horses, trio of musicians who briefly appear to "sing" the title song, and the triumph of good over evil are all satisfying in this well developed early example of a silent western.

Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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