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TOM MIX DOUBLE FEATURE: THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY/OUTLAWS OF RED RIVER (1926, 1927)

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The original man in the white hat appears in a double bill of classic silent Westerns. Tom Mix was one of the first Western stars and he revolutionized the genre by focusing on action and simple plots pitting good guys against the villains. Mix performed his own stunts, often with his legendary horse Tony, who was almost as big a star. Only a small portion of Mix’s 281 features are available for viewing due to the 1937 Fox vault fire. THE GREAT K & A TRAIN ROBBERY (1926) is unusual in that it was shot in Glenwood Springs, CO, rather than at his usual Mixville set, a 12-acre Western village he had built on Fox’s Edendale lot. Mix poses as a bandit in order to infiltrate the outlaw gang robbing trains. The beautiful Dorothy Dwan (the screen’s original Dorothy in 1925’s The Wizard of Oz) is his leading lady, while John Wayne does extra work back when he was still Marion Morrison. In OUTLAWS OF RED RIVER (1927), Mix is a Texas Ranger out to avenge the murders of his foster parents and find his long-lost sister (Marjorie Daw). A new restoration of the print will be shown at this screening. Film accompanist Ben Model provides live theatre organ scores for the two films. (d. Lewis Seiler, 54m at 23fps; d. Lewis Seiler, 54m, 35mm & DCP)

THE GREAT K&A TRAIN ROBBERY: Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation

OUTLAWS OF RED RIVER: Restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation

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