AFI Catalog of Feature Films
Movie Detail
Name Occurs Before Title Offscreen Credit Print Viewed By AFI
Blazing Days
Director: William Wyler (Dir)
Release Date:   27 Mar 1927
Duration (in feet):   4,639
Duration (in reels):   5
Print this page
Display Movie Summary

Cast:   Fred Humes (Smilin' Sam Perry)  
    Ena Gregory (Milly Morgan)  
    Churchill Ross (Jim Morgan)  
    Bruce Gordon ("Dude" Dutton)  
    Eva Thatcher (Ma Bascomb)  
    Bernard Siegel (Ezra Skinner)  
    Dick L'Estrange ("Turtle-Neck-Pete")  

Summary: Smilin' Sam Perry is threatened with legal action by Ezra Skinner if he fails to repay a loan. When Sam's money is stolen in a stage robbery, he tracks down "Dude" Dutton, who fits the bandit's description. Dutton agrees to teach Jim Morgan, an invalid, the sheep business, and he takes the boy and his sister, Milly, to a shack on Sam's property. When Sam calls at the shack, Dutton tries to abscond with the stolen money, but Milly shields Dutton from Sam for the sake of her brother, who she believes is implicated in the robbery. Sam moves the boy to Gulch City for medical treatment and lodges Milly in a hotel; he captures Dutton when he escapes with the loot, and Millie accepts Sam's proposal of marriage. 

Production Company: Universal Pictures Corp.  
Production Text: Blue Streak Western
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures Corp.  
Director: William Wyler (Dir)
Producer: Carl Laemmle (Pres)
Writer: George H. Plympton (Scen)
  Robert F. Hill (Scen)
  Florence Ryerson (Story)
Photography: Al Jones (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: David S. Garber (Art dir)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text:

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp. 1/2/1927 dd/mm/yyyy LP23624

Physical Properties: Si:

Genre: Western
Subjects (Major): Bandits
  Brothers and sisters
  Stagecoach robberies


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Variety   8 Jun 1927   p. 17.

Display Movie Summary
The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.
Advanced Search
Support our efforts to preserve hisotory of film
Help AFI Preserve Film History

© 2017 American Film Institute.
All rights reserved.
Terms of use.