The Sky Pilot
|The Sky Pilot|
Colleen Moore in a scene from The Sky Pilot.
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Produced by||Cathrine Curtis|
|Written by||Ralph Connor|
|Cinematography||L. William O'Connell|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Sky Pilot (Bowers) arrives in a small rough-and-tumble cattle town in the north, intent on bringing religion to its tough residents. 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, loses her ability to walk, but recovers thanks to the power of love.
This 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.
- "Alpha Video - The Sky Pilot (Silent)". Retrieved January 30, 2014.
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