The Flaming Forties

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The Flaming Forties
Flaming Forties lobby card.jpg
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Directed by Tom Forman
Written by Elliott J. Clawson
Harvey Gates
Based on"Tennessee’s Pardner"
by Bret Harte
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Starring Harry Carey
Cinematography Sol Polito
Edited by Robert De Lacey
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • December 21, 1924 (1924-12-21)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
Languages Silent
English intertitles

The Flaming Forties is a 1924 American silent Western film, the sixth of seven features which short-lived motion picture company Stellar Productions released in 1924–1925 as Producers Distributing Corporation vehicles for Harry Carey. [1] [2] [3] Carey was primarily known as a star of Westerns and only one of the seven films did not fit into that genre. Assigned as director was 31-year-old Tom Forman, who less than two years later, in November 1926, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


The film was based upon the 1869 Bret Harte story "Tennessee’s Pardner," which has also been filmed as Tennessee's Pardner (1916), The Golden Princess (1925), and Tennessee's Partner (1955).



With no prints of The Flaming Forties located in any film archives, [4] it is a lost film.

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  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Flaming Forties". Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  2. "Harry Carey's New Western is Tale of Action" (Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1925, page 18)
  3. "Britannia Theatre" (The Evening Post, June 23, 1927, page 6)
  4. Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Flaming Forties