The Miracle Rider is a B western Movie Serial that mixes Science Fiction elements and modern automobiles within the 1930’s west.
Tom Morgan (Tom Mix) is made an honorary chief of a tribe and is called “the Miracle Rider.” The evil oil baron Zaroff (played by Charles Middleton, who also played Ming the Merciless in the 3 Flash Gordon serials) is not pleased. Zaroff wants the Indians off the land so he can mine something called X-94, which is an explosive that all world powers will pay anything to get. The Ravenhead reservation is rich in X-94 deposits and now, but with Texas Ranger Tom being made an honorary chief, this complicates things.
2. Sky High (1922) - Tom Mix
A silent western movie starring Tom Mix as a border agent. This film features some of the earliest aerial photography used in motion pictures. Movie was filmed on location at The Grand Canyon.
5. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) - Tom Mix - Riders of the Purple Sage is a 1925 American silent film starring Tom Mix, Mabel Ballin, and Warner Oland. Based on the 1912 novel Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey, the film is about a former Texas Ranger who pursues a corrupt lawyer who abducted his married sister and niece. His search leads him to a remote Arizona ranch and the love of a good woman.
The film features an uncredited bit role by future film star Gary Cooper as a rider. Warner Oland, who plays the corrupt lawyer Lew Walters, would later star in the Charlie Chan films.
6. Tom Mix: 5 Short movies : (1) Tom and the Sheriff (2) Up For Ransom (3) Cyclone Tom (4) Western Life (5) Celebrating the Fourth [Silent shorts made around the 1920s] [Added]
10. Tom Mix in Missing Title 1 [No title for 1920s Silent Short] The star of this movie is called Tom but he is not Tom Mix [Added] 12. Tom Mix in Hearts and Saddles 1917 - Filmed at
Flagstaff, Arizona. This two-reeler was the first short released between Tom Mix and William
Fox but sadly it's one of thousands of titles that is sadly missing. At least
this one here is available with eight-minutes’ worth of footage and this
remastered footage has been released from Alpha. The footage isn't just an
eight-minute sequence but instead it contains footage from what I believe is
all through the short. We start off seeing Mix giving his sweetheart (Victoria
Ford) a gift and having the other cowboys laugh at him. Another man then tries
going after the girl and soon he and Mix are trying to prove which one deserves
her. It's a real shame that not all of the film is available because what's
here looks very interesting. There's some over-the-top comedy including a bit
where a man tries to throw a pumpkin at Mix but he ducks and it ends up hitting
the girl's father. There's also quite a bit of action including a terrific
scene where Mix ties a rope to a mule and tries walking down the side of a
cliff only to have the mule keep pulling him back up. Another nice scene has a
group of people fighting on top of a cliff and then they all fall and end up
crashing through the roof of a house. Fans of Mix will certainly want to see
this footage and hopefully one day the complete thing will turn up. 13. Tom Mix in Trailin'
(1921) - A Tom
Mix classic based on Max Brands novel Trailin'! Tom Mix plays Anthony
Woodbury, a devil-may-care
aristocrat whose father has mysteriously concealed all info about his deceased
mother. One day, an old man shows up and shoots Tom's father dead! The only
clue Tom has is a picture of a far-away ranch in Idaho that was hidden away for
years in a secret locked room in their mansion.
It's not only one of Mix's best films, but it has been available for some time. The
pace is swift, the plot idea reasonably realistic, while the mystery is not
only intriguing but fast-paced and full of action. It was written and directed
by one of Hollywood's best writer-directors, namely Lynn Reynolds -- whose
movies have been virtually forgotten despite his undoubted expertise in
delivering super-fine work in both these fields. The plot, based on a popular 1920
novel of the same title by Max Brand, is still fresh, fast-paced and colorful.
Although the movie was a huge box-office success on first release, for some
reason it hasn't been imitated, so the final identification and whirlwind
wind-up of the action-full story does come as a genuine yet wholly convincing
surprise! All the players acquit themselves well under Reynolds' adroit
direction. In my opinion, Mix never gave a better nor a more engaging
performance. He receives fine support from Bert Sprotte and J. Farrell
MacDonald, Eva Novak and Carol Holloway.
If you want to listen to an Audio of Max Brand’s novel
“Trailin”, click hereà https://sites.google.com/site/pdgene/maxbrand
TOM MIX RALSTON STRAIGHT SHOOTERS RADIO PROGRAMS:
In 1933 Ralston-Purina obtained his permission to produce a Tom Mix radio series called Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters which, but for one year during World War II, was popular throughout most of the 1930s through the early 1950s. Mix never appeared on these broadcasts and was instead played by radio actors: Artells Dickson (early 1930s), Jack Holden (from 1937), Russell Thorsen (early 1940s) and Joe "Curley" Bradley (from 1944). Others in the supporting cast included George Gobel, Harold Peary and Willard Waterman. The Ralston company offered ads during the Tom Mix radio program for listeners to send in for a series of 12 special Ralston-Tom Mix Comic books available only by writing the Ralston Company by mail.