Daze of the West (1927)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western, Showbiz Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Young up-and-coming director William Wyler permitted himself to strut his stuff onscreen as well in this comedy two-reeler produced by Universal. A lively look at Western filmmaking, Daze of the West featured two-reel Western star Fred Gilman as a two-reel Western star, with Vin Moore as the typically harrassed director. Wyler (who, ironically, had replaced Moore as director of the Gilman unit) was the patient assistant director, and studio starlet Elaine Forrest played the heroine. This Western short was the final film to be released in Universal's lower-budgeted "Mustang" series.

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