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Fair Warning (1931 film)

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Fair Warning
Directed byAlfred L. Werker
Written byMax Brand (novel)
Ernest Pascal
StarringGeorge O'Brien
Louise Huntington
Mitchell Harris
CinematographyRoss Fisher
Edited byRalph Dietrich
Music byArthur Kay
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 1, 1931 (1931-02-01)
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fair Warning is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film directed by Alfred L. Werker and starring George O'Brien, Louise Huntington and Mitchell Harris. It is a remake of the 1920 silent film The Untamed.[1] The 1937 film Fair Warning is not a remake of this one.[2]



When Whistlin' Dan Barry is warned to leave a town, he refuses to do so. As a result, he defeats Jim Silent (the town's villain) and gets romantic with Kate Cumberland.[2] The film's premise came from a novel by Max Brand, which initially was published in serial form in The All-Story from December 7, 1918, through January 11, 1919.[3]


A review in Harrison's Reports called Fair Warning "an excellent outdoor picture" that had O'Brien in a fearless role, helping him to win "the spectator's good will, which follows him throughout the story."[4]


  1. ^ Solomon p. 325
  2. ^ a b Erickson, Hal. "Fair Warning (1931)". AllMovie. Archived from the original on July 19, 2021. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "Fair Warning (1931)". AFI Catalog. American Film Institute. Archived from the original on July 19, 2021. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  4. ^ "'Fair Warning' - with George O'Brien". Harrison's Reports. January 24, 1931. p. 14. Retrieved July 19, 2021.


  • Aubrey Solomon. The Fox Film Corporation, 1915-1935: A History and Filmography. McFarland, 2011.

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