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Mantrap (1926)

A wilderness comedy starring Clara Bow, preserved by the Library of Congress and presented on the Treasures 5: The West DVD set.

Treasures 5: The West, 1898-1938

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Program 1
  • The Tourists (1912, 6 min.), Mabel Normand runs amuck in Albuquerque’s Indian market.
  • The Sergeant (1910, 16 min.), first surviving narrative shot in Yosemite.
  • Salomy Jane (1914, 87 min.), Gold Rush tale with America's first Latina movie star Beatriz Michelena.
  • Sunshine Gatherers (1921, 10 min.), canning California fruit, in Prizmacolor.
  • Deschutes Driftwood (1916, 10 min.), riding the rails along the Deschutes and Columbia rivers.
  • “Promised Land” Barred to “Hoboes” (1936, 2 min.)
  • Last of the Line (1914, 26 min.), cross-cultural tragedy, with Sessue Hayakawa.
  • The Indian-detour (1924, 16 min.), in the Southwest on a Fred Harvey Company motor tour.
  • Native American in Newsreels (1921–1938, 5 min.), Indians Invade Nation’s Capitol and 4 other stories.
  • We Can Take It (1935, 21 min.), Civilian Conservation Corps at work.
Program 2
  • Over Silent Paths (1910, 16 min.), daughter avenges her father’s murder.
  • Life on the Circle Ranch in California (1912, 12 min.), cattle ranching in Santa Monica.
  • Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress (1912, 14 min.), America’s first cowboy star courts a pistol-packing schoolmarm.
  • How the Cowboy Makes His Lariat (1917, 3 min.), Pedro Leon demonstrates the vaquero’s art.
  • Mexican Filibusters (1911, 16 min.), intrepid woman does her bit for the Mexican Revolution.
  • The Better Man (1912, 12 min.), Mexican bandit proves his worth.
  • Ammunition Smuggling on the Mexican Border (1914, 41 min.), Texas sheriff reenacts kidnapping by revolutionists.
  • Lake Tahoe, Land of the Sky (1916, 6 min.), travelogue celebrating the new auto road.
  • Mantrap (1926, 71 min.), wilderness comedy with Clara Bow and a woman-hating attorney.
  • From The Golden West (1938, 8 min.), oil wells, drive-ins, and more in Kodachrome home movies.
Program 3
  • The Lady of the Dugout (1918, 64 min.), Al Jennings plays himself as a bank robber with a heart of gold.
  • From Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaw (1915, 13 min.), Bill Tilghman reenacts his capture of the Wild Bunch.
  • The Girl Ranchers (1913, 14 min.), comedy in which sisters inherit the Rough Neck Ranch.
  • Legal Advice (1916, 13 min.), Tom Mix falls for a lady attorney.
  • From Womanhandled (1925, 55 min.), sparkling Gregory La Cava in which a modern ranch poses as the Old West to fool New Yorkers.
  • Beauty Spots in America: Castle Hot Springs, Arizona (1916, 6 min.), spa for the rich and famous.
  • Romance of Water (1931, 10 min.), how L.A. got its water.
  • A New Miracle in the Desert (1935, 1 min.), bringing Colorado River water to California.
  • The West in Promotional Travelogues (1898–1920, 22 min.), tours in 7 states, including Seeing Yosemite with David A. Curry.