“The Horse” exhibit is now open at he Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada. I was asked to curate five films made in Lone Pine featuring famous horses through a partnership between the museum in Reno and The Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine. If you are in the area, please come by on a Sunday in April, or visit on May 1 to participate in our panel on horse films featuring me, Petrine Mitchum and Larry Maurice.
The “Made-in-Lone-Pine” Horse series
A cowboy (Tom Mix) seeks revenge against the man who shot him in a bar-room brawl. While searching for him, he comes across a wild stallion that he is determined to capture and break, and unknowingly falls in love with the daughter of the man who shot him. Based on a Max Brand short story “Alcatraz,” Just Tony tells the fictitious story of how Tom Mix acquired his famous film horse, Tony. This film made Tony a national star and a favorite of fans.