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Silent Western - Glen Rose Junior High (1973-74)

Becky Ice

Silent | 1973-74

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  •  The Bartender, played by Terry Shackelford 
  •  Saloon Girls: Bridgitt Spurgeon, Lisa Ragland, Eddie Sue Gray 
  •  Town Drunk, played by Danny Chambers 
  •  The Sheriff, played by Mark Gohlke 
  •  Gunfighter, played by Larry Cox 
  •  Polly Pureheart, played by Tracy Thompson 
  •  The Preacher, played by Jamie Wright 
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This short film has all the trappings of a classic western of the silent screen: cowboys, Can-Can girls, a bar room brawl, and a shootout in the street. The film was made by students at Glen Rose Junior High School during the 1973 - 74 school year. Students created every aspect of the film, from writing the screenplay and creating the sets, to acting in the final production. The finished product was shown at a Community Service Organization meeting of parents and teachers. The musical accompaniment was provided by senior Bobby West, who played rinky-tink music on the piano with appropriate sound effects and dramatic phrasing. Unfortunately the intertitle cards are difficult to read.