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The phrase Wonder Horses refers to the equine companions of cowboy heroes in early Western films. What makes these horses different from others that have appeared on the silver screen is their rise from trusty steed to a genuine screen personality. A number of horses have enjoyed such fame, often receiving equal or second billing with their human costars. Though the first heroic horses emerged from the silent film era, they were prominently featured in the B-Westerns of the s, s, and Sutcliffe Jugend* - With Extreme Prejudice. During the Interlude 2 - CeCe Peniston* - Im Movin On (File) decades of sound filmcowboy movies targeted a juvenile demographic.
The film's heroes were generally one-dimensional, stock characterswho represented and promoted truth and goodness to their young audience.
More popular with adolescent viewers than a human sidekickthe Wonder Horse could not only outrun the mounts of the villains, but could also perform a series of feats and tricks to ensure that the cowboy hero Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse triumph.
The bond between a cowboy and his horse is an important part of the cowboy mythology created by dime novelspulp fiction stories, and Western cinema. Fritz was the first horse to be named in the credits as a costar Various - Flashdance (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) his rider, William S.
He received his own fan mail, which often included sugar cubes from admirers. During his career, Fritz was much beloved by his costar, actor William Hart. The horse belonged to film producer Thomas Incebut during a raise negotiation with Ince, Hart was able to acquire ownership of Fritz. Fritz was known for his ability to do unique and risky stunts. He could jump into moving rivers, through windows, over fire, and "allow himself to be thrown to the ground after a sudden stop.
One in particular illustrates the danger of the stunts Fritz performed and the love Hart felt for his "pinto pony". Once an animal got into it, he could neither swim out nor climb out. There was no bottom for his hind legs to reach and he could only get his front hoofs on the ledge which was six feet under water. Almighty God! How Fritz did try! He struggled. He screamed.
He looked at me with the eyes of a human being. He actually Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse the arched side walls until he turned Зеркалом Блестит Река - Бутырка - Grand Collection over backwards.
Twice we went down in those cold, whirling depts and twice we fought our way to the surface again. I knew the next time would be the last. Fritz spoke to me—I know he did. I heard him, and I spoke to him.
I said, "God help us, Fritz. And God did help us! My little friend could not struggle any more, his eyes were glazed with coming death, and as we were going down for the last time the strong current we had been fighting carried us over the ledge back toward the way we cam in, and as we sank we touched the bottom and regained our feet. After his retirement from film, Fritz lived out the rest of his 31 years at Hart's California ranch. He starred in over two dozen silent and sound La Grua - Los Stop - La, La, La during his career, becoming a celebrity in his own right.
He was the first horse to be given equal billing with his human costar, and was featured in the title of three movies: Just TonyOh!
You Tonyand Tony Runs Wild Tony is listed as appearing in 34 films between and Tony's image appeared on film posters, his name was included in a number of film titles, and he accompanied Mix on international publicity tours. Tony was immortalized in a series of junior novels and comic books, including the children's book Tony and his Pals.
Tony was famous in part because Mix, the film industry, 5.
Есть На Белом Свете Люди - Сулхан Насидзе - Камерные Произведения the media were able to anthropomorphize him. In the films, his horseness was continually reaffirmed; at the same time, so was his ability to understand language, what was going on around him, and why.
Animals are not complicit in the process by which they are made to mean something. Tony is most known for his intelligence and ability to perform remarkable stunts, many of which would not be allowed today due to the danger involved. Tony performed in the years before the American Humane Association oversaw the use of animals on American productions.
Since animals do not 'agree' to be actors cannot verbalize agreementthe American Humane Association began to oversee how animal labor was created, filmed, and commercialized in8 years after Tony's retirement.
Mix reportedly did not have to train Tony, but simply show him what to do for each feat. Mix could convey any sort of message to the pony by touches of the hand or fingers on Tony's neck, although speculation existed that whips, strong bits, and spurs were used.
In the film Trailin' Fox Film Corporation, Mix and Tony have a bridge slashed from under them, and uncut footage shows the pair tipping over to the river below. Tony retired from the film industry in at the age of 22, when he was slightly injured on the set of his last movie, The Fourth Horseman He outlived Tom Mix, dying in at the age of 32, two years to the day after Mix was killed in a car accident.
Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse longevity as a movie horse is remarkable due to the lack of veterinary care available in those years,and Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse of the strenuous stunts that were not regulated.
A program from the circus in made a statement about the bond between the pair:. Every patron of the motion picture theater knows Tom Mix and his wonder horse Tony, who for years have been almost inseparable Tom is the only master Tony ever had and the only person who has been on his back, which may partly account for their extreme love for each other.
Following Tony's retirement, Tom Mix began featuring another horse of similar color and appearance in his films, Tony, Jr. A third horse, Tony II, was used for public appearances. Few actors were willing to work with the wild horse, so a double was often used in close-ups. He Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse the first horse to star in his own films.
Rex was very often the star of these films, bringing comedy and action to the screen. In one scene from No Man's LawRex saves the modesty of a young woman swimming in the nude from a pair of rowdy villains. Chasing one around in circles, rearing and bucking like a wild mustang, until he finally runs him off of a cliff, he sneaks up behind the other and nudges him with his nose over the ledge and into the watering hole. He then nose prods the now clothed young woman back to her father.
Tarzan, the Wonder Horse, was the onscreen companion to silent and sound film star Ken Maynard. Together, they starred in over 60 films and serials from until Tarzan's death in While previous Wonder Horses had been used by their cowboy costars to perform impressive stunts, actor Ken Maynard was the first to take advantage of the merits of a talented horse.
While Tarzan could perform stunts like jumping off cliffs, he was known better for his tricks, such as dancing, bowing, nodding his head to answer questions, playing dead, untying ropes, dragging Maynard to safety, or nuzzling him into the arms of the leading lady.
Incredibly intelligent, Tarzan performed these stunts in response to word commands from Maynard. Champion, the Wonder Horse, was the onscreen companion of the singing cowboy Gene Autry. Champion was able to perform numerous tricks, including jumping through paper-covered hoops and galloping toward and coming to a stop atop a piano.
Champion and his successors appeared in nearly films and television shows from the s through the s. A star in his own right, Champion was featured in his own television series, The Adventures of Championbased on a radio series of the same name. Lyrics from the theme song emphasize his status as Wonder Horse. He appeared in all 81 of Rogers' films and television shows. He retired from show business indying in at the age of 33; he was stuffed and the taxidermy mount resided at the Roy Rogers Museum in California and then in Branson, Missouri Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horseuntil its closure.
Trigger was billed as "The Smartest Horse in the Movies". His trainer, Glen Randall, described him as Wonder How - Strangeways - And The Horse "almost human", knowing as many as 60 different tricks. Like Tarzan, many of his tricks were performed by word cue. One of his more exceptional "tricks" was that he was housebroken, allowing Roy Rogers to make public appearances with him. During a trip to New York City, Trigger reportedly delighted audiences by dancing, rearing, pawing, and playing dead on the ballroom floor of the Hotel Astor.
Like Tony, more than one horse bore the name Trigger. Little Trigger and Trigger, Jr. Rogers and Trigger placed their hands and hooves in the concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in As these Westerns had great appeal to children, toys, clothing, and other accessories were marketed, many of them featuring their favorite cowboy's Wonder Horse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Wonder Horses. Main article: Rex horse. Main article: Champion the Wonder Horse.
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