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Silent  Movie  Cowboy  Star
Tom  Mix
[1880-1940]

color portrait of silent movie cowboy star Tom Mix [1880-1940]          short profile

movies of Tom Mix

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          "It was a big day when I found out you could get Tom Mix spurs off the back of a cereal box. Tom Mix was a cowboy hero in the movies, and he was huge. Huge! Just the fact that spurs came in a box by mail made them huge. And so we sent away for the spurs.
          I must have been about six years old when my great-grandmother died. I don't remember much about the funeral, only bits and pieces, you know, everybody clustered together. We got home – and the Tom Mix spurs arrived in the mail. I get all excited. But then I remember my great-grandmother has just died. I want to be happy, but . . .
          On that day, I learned conflict."  —  actor Al Pacino


"The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it's a state of mind.
It's whatever you want it to be."  —  Tom Mix

     Thomas Hezikiah Mix
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Tom Mix entry at Wikipedia
Tom Mix credits [300+ films, 1909-40] at Internet Movie Database


Tom Mix received

footprints (with Tony the Wonder Horse) in the forecourt
at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {12 Dec 1927}

honorary Texas Ranger status, from Texas governor James Allred in 1935

charter membership at the Hall of Great Western Performers of the
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1958

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame {for Movies} at 1700 Vine Street in 1960

and a Golden Boot In Memoriam Award in 1987


Movies  of  Tom  Mix
Tom Mix credits [300+ films, 1909-40] at Internet Movie Database
Tom Mix filmography entry at Wikipedia

'Early Films of Tom Mix' on DVD  "Early Films of Tom Mix" on DVD [2013]
Grapevine Video b&w DVD-R [1/2013] for $14.99
contains six silent short films, 86 total minutes with music by David Knudtson:
"Cactus Jim's Shop Girl" [Jan 1915]; "Sage Brush Tom" [March 1915]; "The
Man Hunt!" [1915]; "The Auction Sale of Run-Down Ranch" [Sept 1915];
"The Taming of Grouchy Bill" [Sept 1916]; and "Twisted Trails" [Dec 1916]
'Tom Mix Silent Western Shorts Collection' on DVD  "Tom Mix: Silent Western Shorts Collection" on DVD [2013]
Alpha Video b&w DVD [6/2013] for $5.98
contains six silent short films: "Cactus Jim's Shop Girl" [Jan 1915] co-starring Goldie Colwell {the rest co-star future fourth wife Victoria Forde}; "The Auction Sale of Run-Down Ranch" [Sept 1915]; "5,000 Dollar Elope-ment" [May 1916]; "Legal Advice" [July 1916]; "Local Color On The A-1 Ranch" [July 1916]; and "An Angelic Attitude" [Aug 1916]
                         

"Ranch Life In The Great Southwest"
silent documentary short [Selig Polyscope 1910] /tt0001373/

"The Moving Picture Cowboy"
[Selig Polyscope Oct 1914 silent short]
Moving Picture Cowboy movie written & directed by & starring Tom Mix  Written & directed by & starring Tom Mix; co-starring W.L. Lewis, Eleanor Blevins, Lester Cuneo, Charles Wheelock & Robert Murdock
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
18"x24" poster from Amazon {out of prodn/used}

"Cactus Jim's Shop Girl" short [Jan 1915] /tt0005046/

"Sage Brush Tom" short [March 1915] /tt0005999/

"The Man Hunt!" short [1915] /tt2605180/

"The Auction Sale of Run-Down Ranch" short [Sept 1915] /tt0004923/
filmed at Las Vegas, NM

"5,000 Dollar Elopement" short [May 1916] /tt0922431/
While Tom and his girl elope, a pair of varmints rob her home. Tom abandons his new bride and heads off in hot pursuit.

"The Man Within" [Selig Polyscope May 1916 silent short]
The Man Within 1916 silent movie lobby card directed by & starring Tom Mix  Directed by & starring Tom Mix; co-starring {future wife} Victoria Forde, Pat Chrisman, Sid Jordan & Joe Ryan
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Legal Advice" short [July 1916] /tt0006913/
Tom falls for a lady lawyer and shoots up the town hoping she'll bail him out and put him in her custody.

"Local Color on the A-1 Ranch" short [July 1916] /tt0003078/
Author Vicky arrives at a Western dude ranch to soak up some atmosphere for a story. To give her a thrill, Tom poses as a gun-crazy desperado.

"An Angelic Attitude" short [Aug 1916] /tt0006363/
Tom falls for a newcomer to the West, a pretty artist named Grace -- but he has an unexpected rival.

"The Taming of Grouchy Bill" short [Sept 1916] /tt0007425/

"Twisted Trails" short [Dec 1916] /tt0007486/

"The Golden Thought" [Selig Polyscope Dec 1916 silent short]
Golden Thought 1916 movie poster directed by & starring Tom Mix  Directed by & starring Tom Mix; written by J.A. Lacy; co-starring {future wife} Victoria Forde, Barney Furey, Lillian Clark, Sid Jordan & Pat Chrisman
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Heart of Texas Ryan" [Selig Polyscope Feb 1917 silent]
Humorous cowboy romance, wherein the purty girl saves the hero. Directed by E.A. Martin;
starring Tom Mix, Bessie Eyton, George Fawcett & Frank Campeau; full credits from IMDb
available as part of the Porter/Train Robbery Anniversary compilation V.C.I. b&w DVD [12/2003] for $17.99

"Cupid's Round Up" [Fox Jan 1918 silent]
Cupid's Round Up 1918 movie poster starring Tom Mix   No plot summary or keywords on IMDb. Directed by Edward LeSaint; starring Tom Mix, Wanda Hawley & Edwin B. Tilton
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $14.36
video/DVD not available; credits from IMDb

"Fame and Fortune" [Fox Oct 1918 silent]
Directed by Lynn Reynolds; starring Tom Mix, Kathleen O'Connor, Charles McHugh, Annette DeFoe,
Val Paul, Jack Dill, Clarence Burton & Edwin Wallock; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Rough-Riding Romance" [Fox Aug 1919 silent]
Rough-Riding Romance 1919 movie poster directed by Arthur Rosson, starring Tom Mix  No plot summary on IMDb, but keywords include oil, king, princess, and spy. Directed by Arthur Rosson; written by Charles Kenyon; starring Tom Mix, Juanita Hansen, Pat Chrisman, Spottiswoode Aitken & Jack Nelson
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Feud" [Fox Dec 1919 silent]
Directed by Edward LeSaint; written by Charles Kenyon; starring Tom Mix, Eva Novak, Claire McDowell,
Arthur Mackley, John Cossar, Mollie McConnell, Lloyd Bacon, Frank Thorne, Guy Eakins & Lucretia Harris;
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Cyclone" [Fox Jan 1920 silent]
half-sheet poster for 'The Cyclone' 1920 feature starring Tom Mix  Plot details unclear; Mix appears on poster in Canadian Mountie uniform, and IMDb keywords include Chinatown, Canada, mounted police & Vancouver Directed by Clifford Smith; written by Todhunter Marigold & Joseph Anthony Roach; starring Tom Mix, Colleen Moore, Henry Hebert, William Ellingford & Buck Jones {bit part}
video/DVD not available • credits from IMDb

"The Daredevil" [Fox March 1920 silent]
Co-written & directed and starring by Tom Mix; co-written by Joseph Anthony Roach; co-starring Eva Novak,
Charles K. French, Lee Shumway, Sid Jordan, Lucille Young, Lafe McKee & Pat Chrisman;
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Road Demon" [Fox Feb 1921 silent]
Directed by Lynn Reynolds; starring Tom Mix, Claire Anderson, Lloyd Bacon, William Elmer, Charles K. French,
George Hernandez & Lee Phelps; video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"A Ridin' Romeo" [Fox May 1921]
A Ridin' Romeo 1921 movie poster directed by George Marshall, starring Tom Mix  Co-written & directed by George Marshall; co-written by & starring Tom Mix; co-starring Rhea Mitchell, Pat Chrisman, Sid Jordan, Harry Dunkinson, Eugenie Forde & Minnie Devereaux
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Rough Diamond" [Fox Oct 1921]
Rough Diamond 1921 movie poster directed by Edward Sedgwick, starring Tom Mix   Co-written & directed by Edward Sedgwick; co-written by & starring Tom Mix; co-starring Eva Novak, Hector Sarno, Ed Brady & Sid Jordan
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Sky High" [Fox Jan 1922 silent]
Sky High 1922 movie poster written & directed by Lynn Reynolds, starring Tom Mix   A cowboy investigating the smuggling of Chinese laborers over the border from Mexico falls for the daughter of the man who appears to head the gang. Written & directed by Lynn Reynolds; starring Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak & Sid Jordan; listed on National Film Registry (1998)
Sinister Cinema b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
watch "Sky High" [1922] free online at Internet Archive

"Just Tony" [Fox Aug 1922 silent]
Just Tony 1922 movie poster directed by Lynn Reynolds, starring Tom Mix   A cowboy seeking revenge discovers a wild stallion that he is determined to tame, and then falls for the daughter of the man who shot him in a barroom brawl. Adapted & directed by Lynn Reynolds, based on Max Brand's 1923 novel "Alcatraz"; starring Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Claire Adams & J.P. Lockney
Sinister Cinema b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Do and Dare" [Fox Oct 1922 silent]
Co-written & directed by Edward Sedgwick; starring Tom Mix, Dulcie Cooper, Claire Adams, Claude Payton, Jack
Rollens, Hector Sarno, Wilbur Higby, Robert Klein & Gretchen Hartman; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Three Jumps Ahead" [Fox March 1923 silent]
Written & directed by John Ford [1894-1973]; starring Tom Mix, Alma Bennett, Edward Peil Sr., Joseph W. Girard,
Virginia True Boardman, Margaret Joslin & Francis Ford; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Lone Star Ranger" [Fox Sept 1923 silent]
Lone Star Ranger 1923 movie poster directed by Lambert Hillyer, starring Tom Mix & Billie Dove  Directed by Lambert Hillyer; based on the Zane Grey novel; starring Tom Mix, Billie Dove, Lee Shumway, Stanton Heck, Edward Peil Sr., Frank Clark, Minna Redman, Francis Carpenter, William Conklin & Thomas G. Lingham
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"North of Hudson Bay" [Fox Nov 1923 silent]
A cowboy arrives in Canada's Northern Territories to find that his brother has been killed and the partner in a gold mine
falsely convicted for the murder.
Directed by John Ford; written by Jules Furthman; starring Tom Mix, Kathleen Key,
Jennie Lee, Frank Campeau, Eugene Pallette, Will Walling, Frank Leigh & Fred Kohler; video/DVD not available;
full credits from IMDb

"The Deadwood Coach" [Fox Dec 1924 silent]
Adapted & directed by Lynn Reynolds, based on Clarence E. Mulford's 1908 novel "The Orphan"; starring Tom Mix,
George Bancroft, Doris May, Lucien Littlefield, Frank Coffyn, Jane Keckley, Ernest Butterworth, DeWitt Jennings,
Buster Gardner, Norma Wills, Sid Jordan, Nora Cecil & Tony the Horse; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Last of The Duanes" [Fox Aug 1924 silent]
The Last of The Duanes 1924 movie poster directed by Lynn Reynolds, starring Tom Mix  Directed by Lynn Reynolds; based on the Zane Grey novel; starring Tom Mix, Marian Nixon, Brinsley Shaw, Frank Nelson, Lucy Beaumont & Harry Lonsdale
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"The Best Bad Man" [Fox Nov 1925 silent]
Directed by John G. Blystone; based on a story by Max Brand; starring Tom Mix, Buster Gardner, Cyril Chadwick, Clara Bow,
Tom Kennedy, Frank Beal, Judy King, Tom Wilson & Paul Panzer; complete film does not exist; full credits from IMDb

"Riders of The Purple Sage" [Fox March 1925 silent]
Riders of The Purple Sage 1925 movie poster directed by Lynn Reynolds, starring Tom Mix  In 1871 Southern Utah, Mormon elders attempt to take over a cattle ranch owned by a woman; her herd is rustled, a stranger named Lassiter kills a bishop in her defense, and they flee to a hidden valley with a rescued girl. Directed by Lynn Reynolds; based on the Zane Grey novel; starring Tom Mix, Mabel Ballin, Harold Goodwin, Beatrice Burnham, Warner Oland, Anne Shirley, Wilfred Lucas & Charles Le Moyne
Sinister Cinema b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/scarce
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [8/2015 upload; 54:44] online at YouTube

"The Rainbow Trail" [Fox May 1925 silent]
Adapted & directed by Lynn Reynolds; based on the Zane Grey novel (sequel to "Riders of The Purple
Sage" above); starring Tom Mix, Doc Roberts, Carol Holloway, Anne Cornwall, Thomas Delmar & Tony the Horse;
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Great K & A Train Robbery" [Fox Oct 1926 silent]
Great K & A Train Robbery movie poster directed by Lewis Seiler, starring Tom Mix  A railroad owner hires a cowboy to work undercover to unmask the gang robbing the trains.
Produced & directed by Lewis Seiler; based on Paul Leicester Ford's 1897 novel; starring Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Will Walling, Harry Gripp, Carl Miller, Edward Peil Sr., Curtis 'Snowball' McHenry & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Last Trail" [Fox Jan 1927 silent]
The Last Trail 1927 movie poster directed by Lewis Seiler, starring Tom Mix  After stage robberies become frequent, the stageline owner holds a race for the fastest coach & team & driver. Directed by Lewis Seiler; based on the Zane Grey novel; starring Tom Mix, Carmelita Geraghty, William B. Davidson, Jerry Madden, Frank Hagney, Lee Shumway, Robert Brower, Oliver Eckhardt, Frank Beal & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Son of The Golden West"
[Film Booking Offices of America Oct 1928 silent]
Son of The Golden West movie poster directed by Eugene Forde, starring Tom Mix  Directed by Eugene Forde; starring Tom Mix, Sharon Lynn, Thomas G. Lingham, Duke R. Lee, Fritzi Ridgeway & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"King Cowboy"
[Film Booking Offices of America Nov 1928 silent]
King Cowboy movie poster directed by Robert De Lacey, starring Tom Mix  Directed by Robert De Lacey; starring Tom Mix, Sally Blane, Lew Meehan, Barney Furey, Frank Leigh, Wynn Mace, Bob Fleming & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"The Drifter" [Film Booking Offices of America March 1929 silent]
Co-written & directed by Robert De Lacey; starring Tom Mix, Dorothy Dwan, Barney Furey, Albert J. Smith,
Ernest Wilson, Frank Austin & Tony the Horse • video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Big Diamond" [Film Booking Offices of America May 1929 silent]
Directed by Eugene Forde; starring Tom Mix, Kathryn McGuire, Barney Furey, Ernest Hilliard, Ethan Laidlaw,
Martha Mattox & Tony the Horse • video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"Destry Rides Again" [Universal April 1932 talkie]
Tom Mix Destry Rides Again movie poster directed by Benjamin Stoloff, starring Tom Mix  "His first sound feature!" After being framed & imprisoned, Destry returns for revenge. When the sheriff is killed before he can talk, Destry tracks down the killer and then goes after the gang leader. (The 1939 James Stewart version is quite different.) Directed by Benjamin Stoloff; based on the 1927 novel by Max Brand; starring Tom Mix, Claudia Dell, Zasu Pitts, Stanley Fields, Earle Foxe, Edward Peil Sr., Francis Ford, Edward LeSaint & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Texas Bad Man" [Universal June 1932 talkie]
Texas Bad Man color lobby card dDirected by Edward Laemmle, starring Tom Mix  The Texas Rangers plant wanted posters around so that one of their men can join a gang of robbers. He robs a stagecoach ahead of the gang, and is accepted as a member. The gang leader puts him in charge of a bank robbery, but secretly tells a henchman to kill him during the heist. Directed by Edward Laemmle; starring Tom Mix, Lucille Powers, Willard Robertson, Fred Kohler, Joseph W. Girard, Tetsu Komai, Edward LeSaint & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"My Pal, The King" [Universal Aug 1932 talkie]
My Pal The King 1932 movie poster directed by Kurt Neumann, starring Tom Mix & Mickey Rooney  After a performance of a Wild West show in Europe, the boy-king of a small country becomes friends with the owner. An evil count kidnaps the boy-king and the cowboy performers ride to the rescue. Directed by Kurt Neumann; starring Tom Mix, Mickey Rooney, James Kirkwood, Wallis Clark, Noel Francis, Finis Barton, Paul Hurst, Stuart Holmes, Jim Thorpe, Christian J. Frank, Clarissa Selwynne & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Fourth Horseman" [Universal Sept 1932 talkie]
Fourth Horseman 1932 movie poster directed by Hamilton MacFadden, starring Tom Mix  The woman who owns the town of Stillwell does not know that the property taxes have gone unpaid. A greedy townsman tries to take over, but she finds out in the nick of time. When she sends a cowboy friend to pay the back taxes, the bad guy sends a gang of thugs to stop him. Directed by Hamilton MacFadden; starring Tom Mix, Margaret Lindsay, Fred Kohler, Donald Kirke, Raymond Hatton & Tony the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb
14"x11" poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Hidden Gold" [Universal Nov 1932 talkie]
A cowboy agrees to go to prison under cover, to befriend a trio of bank robbers who hid their loot safely away
before capture.
Directed by Arthur Rosson; starring Tom Mix, Judith Barrie, Raymond Hatton, Eddie Gribbon, Donald Kirke,
Wallis Clark, Roy Moore & Tony the Horse; video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb

"Flaming Guns" [Universal Dec 1932 talkie]
Flaming Guns 1933 movie poster directed by Arthur Rosson, starring Tom Mix & William Farnum  A cowboy brings in some rustlers, and a banker hires him to work at his ranch; but when the banker's daughter falls for the cowboy, the banker has him arrested. Directed by Arthur Rosson; based on the Peter B. Kyne novel "Oh, Promise Me"; starring Tom Mix, William Farnum, Ruth Hall, Clarence Wilson & Tony Jr. the Horse
Sinister Cinema b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Terror Trail" [Universal Feb 1933 talkie]
Terror Trail 1933 movie poster directed by Armand Schaefer, starring Tom Mix  The governor assigns a cowboy to route out the Paint Horse gang. Directed by Armand Schaefer; starring Tom Mix, Naomi Judge, Arthur Rankin, John St. Polis, Frank Brownlee, Raymond Hatton, Francis McDonald, Bob Kortman, Lafe McKee & Tony Jr. the Horse
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"Rustlers' Roundup" [Universal March 1933 talkie]
Rustlers' Roundup movie poster directed by Henry MacRae, starring Tom Mix & Noah Beery Jr.  A cowboy thwarts the foreman who is rustling from his employers.
Directed by Henry MacRae; starring Tom Mix, Diane Sinclair, Noah Beery Jr., Douglass Dumbrille, Roy Stewart, Nelson McDowell & William Desmond
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb

"The Miracle Rider" 15-chapter sound serial
[Mascot Pictures April 1935]
Miracle Rider serial movie poster directed by B. Reeves Eason & Armand Schaefer, starring Tom Mix  A cowboy joins the Texas Rangers to avenge his father's death and to help the Indians fight the evil Zaroff gang. Directed by B. Reeves Eason & Armand Schaefer; starring Tom Mix, Joan Gale, Charles Middleton, Jason Robards Sr. & Tony Jr. the Horse
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [5/2007] for $7.98
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $17.99
Video Treasures b&w VHS [12/91] out of prodn/used
V.C.I. Ent. b&w VHS [6/2002] 2 tapes out of print/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [10/2010 upload; 0:44] online at YouTube


Other  Endeavors  of  Tom  Mix

The Circus & Wild West Shows
Tom Mix appeared in a series of Wild West shows, such as The Miller Bros. Wild West Show (1906-09); in the Widerman show in Amarillo, Texas; in Seattle's
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (with wife Olive Mix); and in Will A. Dickey's Circle D Ranch (1910). (The latter led to work at Selig Pictures.) After becoming a movie star,
he appeared with the Sells-Floto Circus in 1929, 1930 & 1931 at a reported weekly salary of $20,000. He appeared with the Sam B. Dill circus, which he bought in 1935.
The circus failed in 1938 under management of his daughter Ruth.
Tom Mix Circus [1936-38] page at Circus History website • color billboard {in new window}

Wild West Shows book by Paul Reddin  "Wild West Shows" [1999] by Paul Reddin
book's primary focus is on the shows of 'Buffalo Bill' Cody & 101 Ranch & Tom Mix
Univ Illinois Press 9x6 pb [6/99] for $37.00
hardcover [6/99] out of print/used

Cowboy Culture / Wild West Shows Section at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's 'The American Circus' Pages

Mixville Studio

Radio Programs [1933-50]
In 1933, Ralston-Purina obtained permission to produce the "Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters" radio program, which lasted ten years after Mix's death. Mix never appeared on these broadcasts, and was instead played by radio actors: Artells Dickson (early 1930s), Jack Holden (from 1937), Russell Thorsen (early 1940s), and Joe 'Curley' Bradley (from 1944). The Ralston company offered ads during the program for listeners to send in by mail for various prizes, including a series of 12 special Ralston-Tom Mix Comic books.
"Tom Mix - Ralston Purina" radio program [1941-50] 10 rare episodes on CD


Works  About  Tom  Mix

Fabulous Tom Mix biography by Olive Stokes Mix & Eric Heath  
"The Fabulous Tom Mix" [1957]
by {first wife} Olive Stokes Mix, with Eric Heath

Literary Licensing, LLC 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $29.95
Literary Licensing, LLC 9x6 hardcover [5/2012] for $44.95
Prentice Hall 9x6½ hardcover [1957] out of print/used
Tom Mix with a rope, 1920  "Tom Mix: The Myth On Horseback" [WKY-TV circa 1950s]
half-hour b&w WKY-TV documentary from the WKY KTVY KFOR Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society Produced by Gene Allen & Jerry Powell for WKY News; research conducted by Don Overton; narrated by Virgil Dominic
not listed at IMDb • watch b&w docufilm [11/2013 upload; 25:07] online at YouTube
30 Years of Fun 1963 docufilm on DVD  "30 Years of Fun" [Fox Feb 1963]
85-minute docufilm produced, written & directed by Robert Youngson; features silent-era actors & filmmakers Billy Bevan, Charlie Chaplin, Charley Chase, Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent, Douglas Fairbanks, Greta Garbo, Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Tom Mix, Mabel Normand, Mary Pickford, 'Snub' Pollard, Edna Purviance, and King Vidor
Televista b&w DVD [10/2007] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb
Life & Legend of Tom Mix bio by Paul E. Mix  
"The Life and Legend of Tom Mix" [1972]
by Paul E. Mix

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1/72] out of print/50+ used
Tom Mix Died For Your Sins novel by Darryl Ponicsan  "Tom Mix Died For Your Sins: A Novel Based On His Life" [1974]
by Darryl Ponicsan

Dell Publng mass pb [1979] out of print/used
Delacorte Press hardcover [1975] out of print/80+ used
Delacorte Press hardcover [12/74] out of print/used
Tom Mix Riding Up To Glory book by John H. Nicholas  "Tom Mix: Riding Up To Glory" [1980]
by John H. Nicholas, Foreword by Gene Autry

Persimmon Hill 12x9 hardcover [1980] out of print/many used
Tom Mix & Pancho Villa book by Clifford Irving  "Tom Mix and Pancho Villa" [1982] by Clifford Irving
St. Martin's Pressmass mass pb [8/84] out of print/used
St. Martin's Pressmass hardcover [5/82] out of print/used

1988 Sunset movie poster directed by Blake Edwards, starring Bruce Willis & James Garner  "Sunset" feature film [TriStar April 1988]
While working on a movie as technical advisor, real-life Western lawman Wyatt Earp teams with cowboy star Tom Mix to solve a murder at the Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills. Co-written & directed by Blake Edwards, from a story by Rod Amateau; starring Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Mariel Hemingway, Kathleen Quinlan, Jennifer Edwards, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, M. Emmet Walsh, Joe Dallesandro, Andreas Katsulas, Dann Florek, Bill Marcus, Michael C. Gwynne & Dermot Mulroney
Sony widescreen color DVD [8/98] for $12.49
Sony color VHS [6/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

The Tom Mix Book by Merle G. 'Bud' Norris  
"The Tom Mix Book" [1989]
by M.G. 'Bud' Norris

World of Yesterday 7¾x5 pb [12/89] out of print/used
My Dear Tom Mix movie directed by Carlos Garcνa Agraz  "My Dear Tom Mix" aka "Mi Querido Tom Mix" [Mexico 1991]
An aging woman in 1920s rural Mexico phantasizes meeting cowboy movie star Tom Mix.
Directed by Carlos Garcνa Agraz; written by Consuelo Garrido; starring Ana Ofelia Murguνa, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Palomo {as Tom Mix}, Mercedes Olea & Manuel Ojeda; nominated for Silver Ariel Award
Zafra Video / Facets Spanish-language color DVD with English subtitles [6/2007] for $26.99
full credits from IMDb
King Cowboy Tom Mix & The Movies book by Robert S. Birchard  "King Cowboy: Tom Mix and The Movies" [1993]
by Robert S. Birchard

White Cloud / Riverwood Press 10¾x8½ pb [7/93] out of print/used
official book page
Tom Mix Illustrated Biography by Paul E. Mix  "Tom Mix: A Heavily Illustrated Biography of The Western Star, With A Filmography" [2001] by Paul E. Mix
Mcfarland & Co. 9x6 pb [11/2011] for $25.00
Mcfarland & Co. 9x6 hardcover [10/2001] out of print/used
Ride The Wild Trail novel by Richard Jensen  "Ride The Wild Trail" [2002 novel]
by Richard Jensen

Obsolete silent film cowboys Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson set out with aging lawman
Wyatt Earp on one last wild ride through the rapidly disappearing Old West.

Writers Club Press 8¾x6 pb [8/2002] for $12.95
Amazing Tom Mix bio by Richard D. Jensen  "The Amazing Tom Mix: The Most Famous Cowboy of The Movies" [2005]
by Richard D. Jensen

iUniverse 8¾x5¾ pb [6/2005] for $21.95
authors official website
First Male Stars  "The First Male Stars: Men of The Silent Era" [2007]
by David W. Menefee

BearManor Media 9x6 pb [10/2007] for $29.95
covered actors include: John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Barthelmess, John Bunny, Francis X. Bushman, Lon Chaney, Jackie Coogan, William S. Hart, Tom Mix, Antonio Moreno, Jack Pickford, Wallace Reid, Rudolph Valentino, and Crane Wilbur

Friends  &  Family
Thomas Hezikiah Mix was born 6 January 1880 in Mix Run, Pennsylvania; he later used the name Thomas Edwin 'Tom' Mix; he appeared in
282 silent films and nine sound films; he lost control of his car and was killed in Arizona on 12 October 1940 at age 60.

first wife Grace I. Allin Mix [] - married July 1902, annuled 1903

second wife Jewel 'Kitty' Perinne Mix [] - married Dec 1905, divorced 1907

third wife Olive Stokes Mix [1887–1972] - married Jan 1909, divorced 1917
daughter Ruth Mix Knight [1912-77] - credits (1926-36) at Internet Movie Database

fourth wife actress {Mabel} Victoria Forde Mix de Olazabal [1896-1964]
married May 1918, divorced Dec 1931
daughter Thomasina Mix Mathews [1922-??]

fifth wife Mabel Hubbell Ward Mix [] married Feb 1932, widowed Oct 1940


L i n k s
Tom Mix entry at Wikipedia
Tom Mix filmography entry at Wikipedia
Tom Mix credits [300+ films, 1909-40] at Internet Movie Database
search for books about Tom Mix at Amazon

Tom Mix page at B-Westerns fansite
National Tom Mix Film Festival [held 1980-2000]
Tom Mix Festival & Western Heritage Weekend [Sept 2015 = #11] in Dewey, Oklahoma
Tom Mix Museum entry at the Oklahoma Historical Society website
Tom Mix Museum [est. 1965] in Dewey, Oklahoma
Tom Mix photo galleries at Silent Ladies & Gents fansite
Tom Mix Memorial on State Highway 79 south of Florence, Arizona • Roadside America article & photos


Tom Mix Western Comics cost 10 cents             
signed photo of Tom Mix atop his horse Blue at his Mixville studio in Edendale {Hollywood)
click for larger view
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             Tom Mix Western Songs booklet cost 75 cents              1937 poster for the Tom Mix Circus - with Tony the Horse  1937 poster for the Tom Mix Circus - with clowns

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