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A Listing of Movies Made from Zane Grey's Writings

For easy access to movie titles in the list, use the following alphabetical links:


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Over 100 movies have been made from the many books written by Zane Grey, beginning in the teens with silent movies to the last one made in the 1990's, Riders of the Purple Sage, starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. Some of the most famous actors and actresses in Hollywood starred in these movies. These individuals read like a who's who of Hollywood, including John Wayne, George Montgomery, Jack Holt, Tim Holt, Randolph Scott, Buster Crabbe, George O'Brien, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Sally Blane, Richard Arlen, Richard Dix, and Marsha Hunt.

The following list provides titles, dates of issue, the studio, the director, and the featured players for each of the movies made from Zane Grey novels. The information for this listing was found in the book, Zane Grey, by G. M. Farley, the prominent Zane Grey historian and expert.


Movies


Listed in alphabetical order by film title.

A ^ top
Arizona Mahoney (Source - Stairs of Sand)
Year: 1937
Studio: Paramount
Director: James Hogan
Featured Players: Larry "Buster" Crabbe, June Martel, Robert Cummings, Marjorie Gateson

Arizona Raiders, The (Source - Raiders of Spanish Peaks)
Year: 1936
Studio: Paramount
Director: James Hogan
Featured Players: Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Marsha Hunt,. Raymond Hatton, Jane Rhodes

Arizona Raiders
A reissue of Arizona Mahoney with Robert Cummings billed as the star. 1951.

Arizona Thunderbolt
A reissue of Arizona Mahoney. 1941.

Avalanche
Year: 1928
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Doris Hill, Olga Baclanova, Guy Oliver

B ^ top
Bad Men of Nevada
A reissue of Knights of the Range 1936.

Blazing Arrows
A reissue of Fighting Caravans. 1931.

Border Legion, The
Year: 1919
Studio: Goldwyn
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Featured Players: Hobart Bosworth, Blanche Bates, Eugene Strong, Horace Morean

Border Legion, The
Year: 1924
Studio: Paramount
Director: William K. Howard
Featured Players: Antonio Moreno, Helene Chadwick, Rockliffe Fellows, Gibson Gowland

Border Legion, The
Year: 1930
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Jack Holt, Eugene PaletteBorder Legion, The
Year: 1940
Studio: Republic
Director: Joseph Kane
Featured Players: Roy Rogers, Carol Hughes, Gabby Hayes, Joe Sawyer

Born to the West (Source - Open Range - Valley of Wild Horses)
Year: 1926
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Margaret Morris, Raymond Hatton, Arlette Marchal

Born to the West
Year: 1938
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Barton
Featured Players: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Alan Ladd, Johnny Mack Brown

Buffalo Stampede
A reissue of The Thundering Herd. 1933.

C ^ top
Call of the Canyon
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: Victor Fleming
Featured Players: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Sr., Marjorie DawChallenge of the Frontier
A reissue of Man of the Forest. 1933.

Code of the West
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: William K. Howard
Featured Players: Owen Moore, Charles Ogle, Constance Bennett, Mabel Ballin

Code of the West
Year: 1947
Studio: RKO
Director: William Burke
Featured Players: James Warren, Debra Alden, Steve Brodie, Rith Lynn

D ^ top
Desert Gold
Year: 1919
Studio: Hodkinson
Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Featured Players: Elmo K. Lincoln, Eileen Percy, Margery Wilson, Edward Coxen

Desert Gold
Year: 1926
Studio: Paramount
Director: George B. Seitz
Featured Players: Neil Hamilton, Shirley Mason, William Powell, Robert Frazier

Desert Gold
Year: 1936
Studio: Paramount
Director: James Hogan
Featured Players: Larry "Buster " Crabbe, Marsha Hunt, Robert Cummings, Tom Keene

The Drift Fence
Year: 1936
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Lovering
Featured Players: Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Katherine DeMille, Tom Keene, Benny Baker

Drums of the Desert (Source - Desert Bound - Captives of the Desert)
Year: 1927
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Warner Baxter, Marietta Millner, Ford Sterling, Wallace MacDonald

Dude Ranger, The
Year: 1934
Studio: Fox
Director: Edward F. Cline
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Irene Hervey,m Paul Kelly, Leroy Mason

E ^ top
End of the Trail (Source - Outlaws of Palouse - The Horse Thief)
Year: 1936
Studio: Columbia
Director: Erle C. Kenton
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Louise Henry, Guinn Williams, Douglas Dumbrille


F ^ top
Fighting Caravans
Year: 1931
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Fred Kohler

Fighting Phantom, The
A reissue of The Mysterious Rider. 1933

Fighting Westerner, The
A reissue of Rocky Mountain Mystery. No date.

Fishing with Zane Grey in New Zealand
A documentary of Zane Grey fishing in New Zealand.

Fishermanfs Pluck
A short subject based on Zane Greyfs river running and steelhead fishing experiences.

Forlorn River
Year: 1926
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Arlette Marchal, Raymond Hatton, Edmund Burns

Forlorn River
Year: 1937
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Barton
Featured Players: Larry "Buster" Crabbe, June Martel, John Patterson, Harvey Stephens

G ^ top
Golden Dreams (Source - original story for a movie)
Year: 1922
Studio: Goldwyn
Director: Benjamin B. Hampton
Featured Players: Carl Gantvoort, Rose Dione, Claire Adams, Norris McKay

Golden West, The (Source - The Last Trail)
Year: 1932
Studio: Fox
Director: David Howard
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Janet Chandler, Marion Burns, Bert Hanlon

Gun Fighters, The (Source - Twin Sombreros)
Year: 1947
Studio: Columbia
Director: George Waggoner
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Bruce Cabot, Dorothy Hart

H ^ top
Hell Town
A reissue of Born to the West. 1938. Stars John Wayne.

Heritage of the Desert
Year: 1924
Studio: Paramount
Director: Irvin Willat
Featured Players: Bebe Daniels, Lloyd Hughes, Ernest Torrence, Noah Beery, Sr.

Heritage of the Desert
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Sally Blane, David Landau, Guinn Williams

Heritage of the Desert
Year: 1939
Studio: Paramount
Director: Lesley Selander
Featured Players: Russell Hayden, Evelyn Venable, Donald Woods, Robert Barratt

Home on the Range (Source - Code of the West)
Year: 1935
Studio: Paramount
Director: Arthur Jacobson
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Evelyn Brent, Ann Sheridan, Jackie Coogan

I-J-K ^ top
King of the Mounties (Republic Serial - 12 chapters)
Year: 1942
Studio: Republic
Director: William Whitney
Featured Players: Allan Lane, Peggy Drake, Gilbert Emery, Russell Hicks

King of the Royal Mounted (12 part serial)
Year: 1936
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Howard Bretherton
Featured Players: Robert Kent, Rosalind Keith, Jack Luden, Alan Dinehart

King of the Royal Mounted
Year: 1940
Studio: Republic
Director: Willam Whitney and John English
Featured Players: Allan Lane, Lita Conway, Herbert Rawlinson, Robert Strange

Knights of the Range
Year: 1940
Studio: Paramount
Director: Leslie Selander
Featured Players: Russell Hayden, Jean Parker, Victor Jory, Britt Wood

L ^ top
Last of the Duanes
Year: 1919
Studio: Fox
Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Featured Players: William Farnum, Louise Lovely, G. Raymond Nye, Clarence Burton

Last of the Duanes
Year: 1924
Studio: Fox
Director: Lynne Roberts
Featured Players: Tom Mix, Brinsley Shaw, Marion Nixon, Frank Nelson

Last of the Duanes
Year: 1930
Studio: Fox
Director: Alfred L. Werker
Featured Players: Geroge OfBrien, Myrna Loy, Walter McGrail, Lucille Brown

Last of the Duanes
Year: 1941
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Tingling
Featured Players: George Montgomery, Lynne Roberts, Francis Ford, William Farnum

Last Roundup, The (Source - The Border Legion)
Year: 1934
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Barbara Fritchie, Fred Kohler, Sr., Monte Blue

Last Trail, The
Year: 1921
Studio: Fox
Director: Emmett J. Flynn
Featured Players: Maurice B. Flynn, Eva Novack, Wallace Beery, Rosemary Theby

Last Trail, The
Year: 1927
Studio: Fox
Director: Lewis Seiler
Featured Players: Tom Mix, Carmelita Geraghty, William Davidson, Frank Hagner

Last Trail, The
Year: 1933
Studio: Fox
Director: James Tingling
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Claire Trevor, Lucille LaVerne

Law of Vengeance
A resissue of To the Last Man. 1933.

Life in the Raw (Source - original story)
Year: 1933
Studio: Fox
Director: Lewis King
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Claire Trevor, Greta Nisson, Francis Ford

Lightning
Year: 1927 (Source - original story)
Studio: Tiffany
Director: James C. McKay
Featured Players: Jobyna Ralston, Margaret Livingston, Guinn williams, Robert Frazier

Light of Western Stars, The
Year: 1918
Studio: Sherman-United
Director: Charles Swickard
Featured Players: Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Burt Apling, Virginia Eame

Light of Western Stars, The
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: William K. Howard
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Noah Beery, Sr., Alma Bennett

Light of Western Stars, The
Year: 1930
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Harry Green, Regis Toomey

Light of Western Stars, The
Year: 1940
Studio: Paramount
Director: Wesley Selander
Featured Players: Russell Hayden, Jo Ann Sayers, Victor Jory, Noah Beery, Jr.

Lone Star Ranger, The
Year: 1919
Studio: Fox
Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Featured Players: William Farnum, Louise Lovely, Irene Rich, G. Raymond Nye

Lone Star Ranger, The
Year: 1923
Studio: Fox
Director: Victor Fleming
Featured Players: Tom Mix, Billie Dove, Lee Shumway, Stanton Heck

Lone Star Ranger, The
Year: 1930
Studio: Fox
Director: Ewing Scott
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Sue Carol, Walter McGrail, Warren Hymer

Lone Star Ranger, The
Year: 1942
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Tingling
Featured Players: Sheila Ryan, John Kimbrough, William Farnum, Dorothy Burgess

M ^ top
Man of the Forest
Year: 1921
Studio: Hodkinson
Director: Benjamin B. Hampton
Featured Players: Carl Gantvoort, Claire Adams, Robert McKim, Jean Hersholt

Man of the Forest
Year: 1926
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Georgia Hale, Tom Kennedy, El Brendel

Man of the Forest
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Verna Hillie, Harry Carey, Noah Beery, Sr.

Maverick Queen, The
Year: 1956
Studio: Republic
Director: Joseph Kane
Featured Players: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Scott Brady, Jim Davis

Men with Whips
A reissue of Rangle River - no date.

Mysterious Rider, The
Year: 1921
Studio: Hodkinson
Director: Benjamin B. Hampton
Featured Players: Claire Adams, Carl Gantvoort, Robert McKim, James Mason

Mysterious Rider, The
Year: 1927
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Betty Jewel, Charles Sellon, David Torrence

Mysterious Rider, The
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Fred Allen
Featured Players: Kent Taylor, Lona Andre, Gail Patrick, Berton Churchill

Mysterious Rider, The
Year: 1938
Studio: Paramount
Director: Lesley Selander
Featured Players: Russell Hayden, Douglas Dumbrille, Charlotte Fields, Sidney Toler

N ^ top
Nevada
Year: 1927
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, William Powell, Philip Strange

Nevada
Year: 1935
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Barton
Featured Players: Larry Crabbe, Kathleen Burke, Monte Blue, Sid Saylor

Nevada
Year: 1944
Studio: RKO
Director: Edward Killy
Featured Players: Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Guinn Williams, Nancy Gates

O-P-Q ^ top
Open Range (Source - Valley of Wild Horses)
Year: 1927
Studio: Paramount
Director: Clifford S. Smith
Featured Players: Lane Chandler, Betty Bronson, Fred Kohler, Sr., Guy Oliver


R ^ top
Rainbow Trail, The
Year: 1918
Studio: Fox
Director: Frank Lloyd
Featured Players: William Farnum, Ann Forrest, Mary Mersch, William Nye

Rainbow Trail, The
Year: 1925
Studio: Fox
Director: Lynn Reynolds
Featured Players: Tom Mix, Anne Cornwall, George Bancroft, Vivian Oakland

Rainbow Trail, The
Year: 1931
Studio: Fox
Director: David Howard
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Cecilia Parker, Mina Gombell, James Kirkwood

Rangle River
Year: 1936
Studio: Columbia (Australia)
Director: Clarence Badger
Featured Players: Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote, Rita Paunceford

Red Canyon (Source - Wildfire)
Year: 1949
Studio: Universal
Director: George ShermanFeatured Players: Howard Duff, Ann Blyth, George Brent, Edgar Buchanan

Riders of the Dawn (Source - The Desert of Wheat)
Year: 1920
Studio: Hodkinson
Director: Hugh R. Conway
Featured Players: Roy Stewart, Claire Adams, Robert McKim, Norman Kerry

Riders of the Purple Sage
Year: 1918
Studio: Fox
Director: Frank Lloyd
Featured Players: William Farnum, Mary Mersch, William Scot, Buck Jones (unbilled)

Riders of the Purple Sage
Year: 1925
Studio: Fox
Director: Lynn Reynolds
Featured Players: Tom Mix, Beatrice Burnham, George Kohler, Sr., Arthur Morrison

Riders of the Purple Sage
Year: 1931
Studio: Fox
Director: Hamilton McFaddon
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Marguerite Churchill, Noah Beery, Sr., James Todd

Riders of the Purple Sage, 1945

Riders of the Purple Sage
Year: 1941
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: James Tingling
Featured Players: George Montgomery, Mary Howard, William Farnum, Robert Barratt

Riders of the Purple Sage
Year: 1996
Studio: TNT
Featured Players: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Riders of the Purple Sage, 1996

River of Destiny
A reissue of Forlorn River. 1937.

Roaring Mountain
A reissue of Thunder Mountain. No date.

Robberfs Roost
Year: 1933
Studio: Fox
Director: Louise King
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Doris Lloyd , Maureen OfSullivan, Walter McGrail

Robberfs Roost
Year: 1955
Studio: United Artists
Director: Sidney Salkow
Featured Players: George Montgomery, Sylvia Finley, Richard Boone, Bruce Bennett

Rocky Mountain Mystery (Source - The Vanishing Pioneer)
Year: 1935
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Barton
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Ann Sheridan, Chick Sales

Roll Along Cowboy (Source - The Dude Ranger)
Year: 1937
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Gus Meins
Featured Players: Smith Ballew, Cecilia Parker, Tom London, Stanley Fields

S ^ top
Smoke Lightning (Source - Canyon Walls)
Year: 1933
Studio: Fox
Director: David Howard
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Nell OfDay, Betsy Ross, Frank Atkinson

South Sea Adventures
A documentary of south sea fishing trips initially shown on television.

Stairs of Sand
Year: 1929
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Wallace Beery, Jean Arthur, Fred Kohler, Sr., Phillip Holmes

Sunset Pass
Year: 1929
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Brower
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Nora Lane, John Loder, Christian Frank

Sunset Pass
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Kathleen Burke, Harry Carey, Tom Keene

Sunset Pass
Year: 1946
Studio: RKO
Director: William Berke
Featured Players: James Warren, Nan Leslie, Jane Greer, Robert Barratt

T ^ top
Texas Desperado
A reissue of The Drift Fence - no date.

Thundering Herd, The
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: William K. Howard
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Lois Wilson, Raymond Hatton, Noah Beery, Sr.

Thundering Herd, The
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Judith Allen, Raymond Hatton, Larry Crabbe

Thunder Mountain
Year: 1935
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: David Howard
Featured Players: George OfBrien, Barbara Fritchie, Gabby Hayes, Frances Grant

Thunder Mountain
Year: 1947
Studio: RKO
Director: Lew Landers
Featured Players: Tim Holt, Martha Hyer, Steve Brodie, Richard Martin

Thunder Trail (Source - Arizona Ames)
Year: 1937
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Parton
Featured Players: Gilbert Roland, Marsha Hunt, Charles Bickford, J. Carrol Nash

To the Last Man
Year: 1923
Studio: Paramount
Director: Victor Fleming
Featured Players: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Bery, Jr., Robert Edeson

To the Last Man
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, Larry Crabbe, Noah Beery, Sr, Shirley Temple

U ^ top
Under the Tonto Rim
Year: 1928
Studio: Paramount
Director: Herman C. Raymaker
Featured Players: Richard Arlen, Mary Brian, Alfred Allen, Jack Luden

Under the Tonto Rim
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Stuart Erwin, Verna Hillie, Fred Kohler, Sr., Raymond Hatton

Under the Tonto Rim
Year: 1947
Studio: RKO
Director: Lew Landers
Featured Players: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Richard Powers

UP Trail, The
Year: 1920
Studio: Hodkinson
Director: Jack Conway
Featured Players: Roy Stewart, Kathlyn Williams, Joseph Dowling, Robert McKim

V ^ top
Vanishing American, The
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: George B. Seitz
Featured Players: Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Sr., Malcolm MacGregor

Vanishing American, The
Year: 1955
Studio: Republic
Director: Joseph Kane
Featured Players: Scott Brady, Audrey Totter, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis

Vanishing Pioneer, The (Source - an original screen play by Zane Grey)
Year: 1928
Studio: Paramount
Director: John Waters
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Sally Blane, William Powell, Fred Kohler, Sr.

W-X ^ top
Wagon Wheels (Source - Fighting Caravans)
Year: 1934
Studio: Paramount
Director: Charles Barron
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Monte Blue, Billy Lee

Wanderer of the Wasteland
Year: 1924
Studio: Paramount
Director: Irvin Willat
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Noah Beery, Sr., Kathlyn Williams

Wanderer of the Wasteland
Year: 1935
Studio: Paramount
Director: Otto Lovering
Featured Players: Larry Crabbe, Gail Patrick, Dean Jagger, Edward Ellis

Wanderer of the Wasteland
Year: 1945
Studio: RKO
Director: James Killy and Walter Grissell
Featured Players: James Warren, Audrey Long, richard Martin, Robert Barratt

Water Hole, The (Lost Pueblo)
Year: 1928
Studio: Paramount
Director: F. Richard Jones
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Montague Shaw

Western Union
Year: 1941
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Fritz Lang
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Virginia Gilmore, Robert Young

West of the Bandlands
A reissue of The Border Legion. 1940.

West of the Pecos
Year: 1934
Studio: RKO
Director: Phil Rosen
Featured Players: Richard Dix, Martha Sleeper, Fred Kohler, Sr., Louise Beavers

West of the Pecos, 1945 West of the Pecos
Year: 1945
Studio: RKO
Director: Edward killy
Featured Players: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Hale, Richard Martin, Thurston Hall

When Romance Rides (Source - Wildfire)
Year: 1922
Studio: Goldwyn
Director: Eliot Howe
Featured Players: Charles O. Rush, Claire Adams, Jean Hersholt, Tod Sloan

When the West was Young
A reissue of Heritage of the Desert. 1933.

White Death
Year: 1936
Studio: Associated
Director: Edwin G. Bowen
Featured Players: Zane Grey, Nola Warren, Alfred Frith, John Weston

Wild Horse Mesa
Year: 1925
Studio: Paramount
Director: George B. Seitz
Featured Players: Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Noah Beery, Sr.

Wild Horse Mesa
Year: 1933
Studio: Paramount
Director: Henry Hathaway
Featured Players: Randolph Scott, Sally Blane, Jim Thorpe, Fred Kohler, Sr.

Wild Horse Mesa
Year: 1947
Studio: RKO
Director: Wallace A . Grissell
Featured Players: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Harry Woods

Winning the West
A reissue of Light of the Western Stars. 1930.

Y-Z ^ top
Yukon Patrol
A feature length version of King of the Royal Mounted. 1942.






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