The Sky Pilot


The Sky Pilot Information

The Sky Pilot is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor and featuring Colleen Moore.

Plot

The Sky Pilot arrives in a rough and tumble northern town intent on bringing religion to the tough residents of a small cattle town. At first they reject him, but in time he wins the residents over with his prowess. A plot to steal cattle is uncovered and disrupted. Gwen, daughter of the Old Timer, is injured in a stampede, looses her ability to walk, but recovers thanks to the power of love.

Cast

  • John Bowers - The Sky Pilot
  • Colleen Moore - Gwen
  • David Butler - Bill Hendricks
  • Harry Todd - The Old Timer
  • James Corrigan - Honorable Ashley
  • Donald MacDonald - The Duke
  • Kathleen Kirkham - Lady Charlotte

Background

Based on the novel of the same name by Ralph Connor, it was the first film to be made in part at Vidor's new studio. The snow scenes were shot in Truckee where the weather did not cooperate: it snowed when the production needed sun, and was sunny when they needed a blizzard. When the snow would not let up, local townsfolk were hired to clear the snow manually for scenes that needed dry ground. Thereafter it stopped snowing: salt was used to simulate snow on the ground. The stampede scene was shot in Fresno, California.




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