HARRY CAREY (1878-1947)

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HARRY CAREY (1878-1947)

PostThu Feb 09, 2017 2:43 pm

Watching CAVALIER OF THE WEST and the first segment of THE VANISHING LEGION (both 1931) I got to wondering if there was a book devoted to Harry Carey, but drew a blank. Can anyone recommend any books which would have substantial information about his life and work as he is surely deserving of one.
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PostThu Feb 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Well, there's Company of Heroes by Harry Carey Jr.

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PostFri Feb 10, 2017 6:12 am

Company of Heroes is a fine book, but I will chime in and ask that someone someday do a full biography of Harry Carey, Sr. The fact that many of his early Western films are missing (although a couple have been re-discovered in the last twenty years or less), and that many of those were directed by John Ford, has made it perhaps difficult to make a clear assessment of the man's work - perhaps... Nevertheless, his life, even in a shorter bio for the present, would be most happily welcome.
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PostFri Feb 10, 2017 12:16 pm

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Harry Carey and Beatrice Burnham in Bullet Proof (1920)

Don't forget that Carey's Bucking Broadway (1917) is included as an extra on Criterion's Stagecoach BluRay.
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PostFri Feb 10, 2017 3:14 pm

boblipton wrote:Well, there's Company of Heroes by Harry Carey Jr.

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Should have mentioned that that one made its way to my shelves last year, and deservedly so.
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PostSat Feb 11, 2017 6:16 am

If you're a Carey fan and you've never seen THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS, do so asap. A wonderful drama and Carey's performance is sheer beauty.
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PostSat Feb 11, 2017 12:50 pm

I would love to read a biography on Harry Carey Sr too if only for his movies that he made with Tom Tyler.

Harry was Tucson Smith, one of the Three Mesquiteers in "Powdersmoke Range" (1935), a must-see for any fan of westerns, and the onscreen chemistry between him and Tom (Sundown Saunders) was incredible. Very poignant, and one of my favorites. I recently bought one of those collectible "little-big books" of this movie on ebay, lots of great photos in it and a nice addition to my own collection.

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PostSat Feb 11, 2017 1:50 pm

My favorite is still "Trader Horn" (1931), which I think is a great movie. I've watched it a couple more times in the last two or three years, and it never fails to please. I also like the way he's savin' a rope for John Wayne in "The Angel and the Badman". He's got a certain rhythm in his speech that grabs as much as anything. It's commanding, mature, and knowing, all at the same time; although he can be equally gentle - the old-fashioned tough, ol' hombre who you don't mess with unless you're about a foot taller...
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PostSat Feb 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Ray Faiola wrote:If you're a Carey fan and you've never seen THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS, do so asap. A wonderful drama and Carey's performance is sheer beauty.


I saw SHEPHERD round at a pal's perhaps some twenty years back. With all the stuff pouring out from wherever I've been concentrating on films I've not seen before, but will note that (it is on my shelves!) and POWDERSMOKE RANGE, which I've not seen. Don't want to watch them too close together in case it spoils things.
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PostSun Feb 12, 2017 4:50 am

MaryGH wrote: "Powdersmoke Range" (1935), a must-see for any fan of westerns


YES! My favorite line is when Bob Steele tries to convince Tom Tyler not to gun down Harry Carey, Tyler sneers "Why, a year from now you won't remember where you buried him!"
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PostSun Feb 12, 2017 10:41 am

Ray Faiola wrote:
MaryGH wrote: "Powdersmoke Range" (1935), a must-see for any fan of westerns


YES! My favorite line is when Bob Steele tries to convince Tom Tyler not to gun down Harry Carey, Tyler sneers "Why, a year from now you won't remember where you buried him!"


I love that scene too!

Then when Tom later made a bunch of Three Mesquiteer movies for Republic playing Stoney Brook (what was Harry Carey's role in "Powdersmoke Range"), he and Bob (Tucson Smith) act like they were always the best of pals onscreen.
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PostMon Feb 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Ray Faiola wrote:If you're a Carey fan and you've never seen THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS, do so asap. A wonderful drama and Carey's performance is sheer beauty.


Oh, to be sure...that and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON are Harry Carey at his very best, which is saying something!
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