Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

"Boss of Lonely Valley"

Filmed in Newhall & Kernville

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Lobby Card


Lobby Card

"The New Universal" presents Buck Jones in "Boss of Lonely Valley." Lobby card.

Filmed on location in Newhall and Kernville.

Produced by Jones; directed by Ray Taylor; written by Frances Guihan based on the novel by Forrest Brown; cinematography by John Hickson and Allen Q. Thompson; edited by Bernard Loftus.

Credited cast includes Jones and his horse Silver, Muriel Evans, Walter Miller, Harvey Clark, Lee Phelps, Ted Adams, Richard Holland, Ezra Paulette, Matty Fain, Grace Goodall, Virginia Dabney and Joe Bishop. Uncredited cast includes Bud McClure, Al Taylor and Hank Worden. Stunts by the ever-present Cliff Lyons.

As seen here, "The New Universal presents" would refer to the reorganization of the company. Co-founder Carl Laemmle and son Carl Jr. had been pushed out of management positions the year prior, in 1936, for overspending on production to the point that the company couldn't pay its bills and Standard Capital Corp. foreclosed. Under new management, Universal tightened its belt and focused on low-budget oaters like this one.

LW3634: 9600 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2019 by Leon Worden.
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