Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
Zane Grey's "The Light of Western Stars"
Newhall, California

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Jo Ann Sayers (left) and Ruth Rogers flank Alan Ladd, who didn't have a particularly major role in the 1940 screen adaptation of Zane Grey's "The Light of Western Stars" from Paramount.

Top billing went to Victor Jory, who played the protagonist. It's a Western, so he played the hero who is wrongfully arrested before he saves the girl (Sayers) from getting her ranch stolen out from under her.

Lobby card, standard 11x14 inches, No. 2 of 8, advertises the 1954 re-release from Favorite Films Corp. The picture was filmed in the Newhall area as well as the Alabama Hills (Lone Pine), Arizona, and the low-budget General Service Studio on Poverty Row.

Silent-screen veteran Tom Tyler plays the corrupt sheriff in this picture. Noah Beery Jr. and Eddie Dean also make appearances.

Rounding out the cast are Russell Hayden, Morris Ankrum, J. Farrell MacDonald, Rad Robinson, Esther Estrella, Georgia Ellis, Earl Askam and Lucio Villegas. Uncredited cast members are Ted Billings, Roy Bucko, Bob Burns, Jim Corey, Dick Dickinson, Clem Fuller, Elias Gamboa, Bobbie Hale, Merrill McCormick and Lee Phelps.

LW3340: 9600 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2018 by Leon Worden.


1954 Re-Release
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