Heritage of the Desert

Heritage of the Desert

Donald Woods
Director: Lesley Selander Cast: Donald Woods
Donald Woods
, Evelyn Venable
Evelyn Venable
, Russell Hayden
Russell Hayden
Lesley Selander

DVD (Restored)



In the tradtion of producer Harry Sherman's earlier Zane Grey westerns for Paramount, Heritage of the Desert features an essentially non-western star in the lead. Donald Woods plays John Abbott an eastern man-about-town who heads west to claim an inheritance. Crooked attorney Henry Holderance (C. Henry Gordon) contrives to have Abbott shot down before he ever arrives at his destination, but Abbott survives his wounds thanks to the tender ministrations of Miriam Naab (Evelyn Venable), daughter of friendly rancher Andrew Naab (Robert Barrat). Realizing that he's going to have to toughen himself up to survive in the west, Abbott does so, eventually paying Holderance back for his treachery. Heritage of the Desert was previously filmed in 1924, with Bebe Daniels, Ernest Torrence, Noah Beery and Lloyd Hughes.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0191091229309
Original Release: 1939
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:13:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Woods John Abbott
Evelyn Venable Miriam Naab
Russell Hayden David Naab
Robert H. Barrat Andrew Naab
Sidney Toler Nosey
Willard Robertson Nebraska
Paul Guilfoyle Snap Thornton
Paul Fix Chick Chance
Reginald Barlow Judge Stevens
Henry C. Gordon Henry Holderneys
John Miller John Twerk

Technical Credits
Lesley Selander Director
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Norman Houston Screenwriter
Harry Jacobs Screenwriter
Louis R. Lipton Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Loesser Songwriter
Lewis Rachmil Art Director
Sherman A. Rose Editor
Harry Sherman Producer
Victor Young Score Composer,Songwriter

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