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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.


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

All Critics (5)

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

November 25, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

May 31, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

May 5, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

... 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

November 12, 2003 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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
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