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The Light of Western Stars (1930 film)

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The Light of Western Stars
Directed byOtto Brower
Edward H. Knopf
Written byGrover Jones
William Slavens McNutt
Based onThe Light of Western Stars
by Zane Grey
StarringRichard Arlen
Mary Brian
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byJane Loring
Music byCharles Midgley
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 19, 1930 (1930-04-19)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Light of Western Stars is a 1930 American pre-Code Western produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It had two directors, Otto Brower and Edward H. Knopf. This film is the third filming of Zane Grey's novel, The Light of Western Stars. Richard Arlen and Mary Brian starred. Previously filmed by Paramount as a silent in 1925.[1]

The film was the first adaptation of Grey's works to be made with sound.[2] Star Richard Arlen sang in this, his second Western film, performing "a cowboy chantie, accompanied by an harmonica and a jews-harp."[3]



  1. ^ The Light of Western Stars Detail View,; accessed August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Studio Notes". The New York Times. January 19, 1930J. p. A 109. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Arlen's Singing Heard in New Western Movie Coming to the Empress". Edmonton Journal. Canada, Edmonton, Alberta. April 12, 1930. p. 41. Retrieved June 16, 2021 – via

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