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|Directed by||Spencer Gordon Bennet (credited as Spencer G. Bennet)|
|Written by||Frank Leon Smith (story, scenario)|
|Starring|| Allene Ray |
|Cinematography||Linwood G. Dunn|
|Distributed by||Pathé Exchange Inc.|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Snowed In is a 1926 American silent drama film serial in 10 episodes/chapters. Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, the film stars Allene Ray and Walter Miller. Aviation film historian James H. Farmer considered Snowed In as an "above average serial of the period."
David Sheridan (Walter Miller), a forest ranger who teams up with Shirley Kane (Allene Ray), an adventuress to go up against a gang of bandits. The gang is controlled by the mysterious Charles Redfield, whom none of the bandits have ever actually seen.
A number of airmail robberies has taken place, and J.B. Swinnerton (Frank Austin), an airmail pilot is being blamed. Forest ranger Sheridan is out to prove who is really behind the series of spectacular armed robberies.
When all the protagonists are cut off from the outside world by a blizzard, the immense forces of nature force everyone to find a way to survive.
Filming for Snowed In took place in and around McCall, Idaho, in the Payette National Forest. Aircraft were staged out of McCall Municipal Airport in Valley County, Idaho.
Aviation film historian Michael Paris in From the Wright Brothers to Top Gun: Aviation, Nationalism, and Popular Cinema compared Snowed In to other films that dealt with the airmail pilots who operated in Western United States.He listed The Air Mail (1925) and Flying High (1926), The Flying Mail (1926), Wolves of the Air (1927), and Pirates of the Sky (1927) that were also examples of the sub-genre of the "modern western adventure" that often had heroes mounted on aircraft, not horses.
Snowed In is now considered to be a lost film.
Ormer Leslie "Lock" Locklear was an American daredevil stunt pilot and film actor.
Charlotte Mitchell was an English actress and poet.
Tom London was an American actor who played frequently in B-Westerns. According to The Guinness Book of Movie Records, London is credited with appearing in the most films in the history of Hollywood, according to the 2001 book Film Facts, which says that the performer who played in the most films was "Tom London, who made his first of over 2,000 appearances in The Great Train Robbery, 1903. He used his birth name in films until 1924.
Jason X is a 2001 American science fiction slasher film directed by Jim Isaac, written by Todd Farmer and starring Lexa Doig, Lisa Ryder, Chuck Campbell, and Kane Hodder in his fourth and final cinematic appearance as Jason Voorhees. It is the tenth installment in the Friday the 13th film series. The plot follows Jason as he is cryogenically frozen and stays dormant for 445 years, until he is found and inadvertently awoken by a group of students in the year 2455, allowing him to stalk and kill them one by one aboard their spaceship. While other films of the franchise approach Jason as a human serial killer or undead monster, this movie views him through a science-fiction lens and then has him transformed by future-technology into a cyborg. This cyborg incarnation has been called Jason X in tie-in media, but is also often referred to by fans as "Über Jason", a nickname the art design team and production crew used and which appeared in later comic books Jason X Special and Friday the 13th: Jason Vs. Jason X.
Now We're in the Air is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Frank R. Strayer, starring the late-1920s intermittent comedy team of Wallace Beery and Raymond Hatton. Louise Brooks, playing twins, one raised French, and the other raised German. also starred in the wartime farce.
The Airmail Mystery is a 1932 Universal Pre-Code movie serial directed by Ray Taylor, written by Ella O'Neill, starring James Flavin and Wheeler Oakman, and featuring doing the aerial stunts. The Airmail Mystery was Universal's first aviation serial that set the pattern for the aviation serials and feature films to follow. The film also marks the film debut of James Flavin. The Airmail Mystery is considered a lost film.
Wheeler Vivian Oakman was an American film actor.
Walter Miller was an American actor of the silent era and the early sound era. He appeared in 248 films between 1911 and 1940. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and died in Hollywood, California, from a heart attack, aged 48. His interment is located at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.
Walter James was an American film actor. He appeared in 51 films between 1915 and 1942. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and died in Gardena, California from a heart attack.
The Green Archer is a ten part 1925 American mystery film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. It is based on Edgar Wallace's bestselling 1923 novel of the same name.The filmmakers moved the setting of the novel from England to the United States. The story was remade in the sound era as another serial The Green Archer by Columbia Pictures.
The House Without a Key is a 1926 American mystery film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. It is based on the 1925 novel of the same name and is the first onscreen appearance of the fictional detective Charlie Chan, although the main stars are Allene Ray and Walter Miller. The film is now considered to be lost.
The Terrible People is a 1928 American adventure silent film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edgar Wallace. It was released as a 10-chapter serial. The film is now considered to be lost.
D III 88 is a 1939 German drama film directed by Herbert Maisch and Hans Bertram and starring Christian Kayßler, Otto Wernicke and Heinz Welzel. It was made as a propaganda film with the support of Luftwaffe chief Hermann Göring, and was the last of a series of Nazi aviation films to be made before the outbreak of World War II. It was one of the most commercially successful films released during the Nazi era. It was praised by Joseph Goebbels as "an irreproachable film of national destiny". The title, referring to the serial number of the Albatros D.III flown by one of the characters in the World War I, was an attempt to re-inforce the propaganda link between the modern Luftwaffe and that of World War I.
The Air Legion is a 1929 aviation silent film about airmail produced and distributed by Film Booking Offices of America(FBO) and was released just as FBO was being turned into RKO Pictures. In Canada, the film was distributed by the Alliance Communications Corporation. Aviation historian Michael Paris considered the film as "virtually the last silent film" on the topic of airmail flying.
The Great Air Robbery is a six-reel silent 1919 American drama film directed by Jacques Jaccard and produced by Universal Pictures. The film stars Ormer Locklear, Allan Forrest and Ray Ripley. The Great Air Robbery is a film that showcases the talents of stunt pilot Locklear, considered the foremost "aviation stunt man in the world", and depicts pilots flying air mail, the first film to deal with the subject. There are no known archival holdings of the film, so it is presumably a lost film.
20,000 Men a Year is a 1939 American action film directed by Alfred E. Green and written by Lou Breslow and Owen Francis. The film stars Randolph Scott, Preston Foster, Margaret Lindsay, Mary Healy, Robert Shaw and George Ernest.
Roy Herbert Warner was an American farmer, navy sailor, army soldier, army pilot, airmail pilot, Royal Air Force pilot, and one of ten recipients of the Airmail Flyers' Medal of Honor.
The Sky Raider is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Charles Nungesser, Jacqueline Logan and Gladys Walton. With the interest in the aviators of World War I, producer Gilbert E. Gable and Arcadia Productions, were able to showcase the talents of Nungesser, a genuine hero, who had 43 aerial victories, as the third-highest French ace. The Sky Raider was based on the short story, "The Great Air Mail Robbery" by Jack Lait.
Trapped in the Sky is a 1939 American thriller film directed by Lewis D. Collins and produced by Larry Darmour for Columbia Pictures. The film stars Jack Holt, Ralph Morgan and Katherine DeMille.Holt is the "flyboy" who is trying to find the saboteurs of a "silent" aircraft. The plot device of a "noiseless" or stealthy aircraft is a familiar theme in aviation films of the period, including The Sky Ranger (1921), The Silent Flier (1926) and Eagle of the Night (1928).
The Mysterious Airman is a 1928 American black-and-white 10-chapter silent film serial from Weiss Brothers Artclass Pictures. The serial involves a mysterious airman who is after the aviation inventions from a new aircraft company.The Mysterious Airman was one of the last Hollywood silent film serials and, until recently, thought to be a lost film.
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