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The Resource Big Stakes, directed by Clifford S. Elfelt

Big Stakes, directed by Clifford S. Elfelt

Label
Big Stakes
Title
Big Stakes
Statement of responsibility
directed by Clifford S. Elfelt
Contributor
Production company
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
BIG STAKES is an entertaining, exciting, hilarious -- and yes, strange -- addition to cinema history and Latino studies. What else can you call a film that involves a lovely seorita, a hell-bent buckaroo, a dangerous Mexican captain, a poisonous Gila monster, the KKK -- and everybody's fate, the big stakes, decided on by two "brincadores?" That would be Mexican jumping beans. Which, as you may know, neither jump nor are actually beans ... Mercedes Aloyez, the daughter of a wealthy Mexican rancher, is betrothed to Captain Montaya. The rootin' tootin' buckaroo Jim Gregory (complete with comic sidekick) is in love with the ladies, but with a special eye towards barkeep Mary Moore. While out riding, Gregory saves Mercedes from a fate worse then death. (Well, actually, it is death.) The cowboy falls for the seǫrita, which earns the Mexican Captain's displeasure. When Mercedes and Gregory meet for a nighttime rendezvous, they are captured by the Mexican soldiers. The Captain threatens them with the infamous and deadly Gila monster, but the resourceful cowboy bets his life against the captain -- with, of course, a race between Mexican jumping beans. A victorious (well, his bean, anyway) Gregory spares the honorable Captain and asks Mercedes to choose whom she loves. This uncomfortable situation is interrupted by the KKK (okay, actually the white-robed and a matching white hood-ensembled "Night Riders") who have captured Mary. Gregory rides out to the rescue and upon return, discovers that Mercedes loves the Captain -- and that he has a renewed fondness for Mary. BIG STAKES is a fun and rip-roarin' ride across the plains of western -- and Western -- cinema. And for 1922, a fascinating and complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Silent; intertitles in English
PerformerNote
With: J.B. Warner and Elinor Fair
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elfelt, Clifford S.,
  • Milestone Film & Video
Runtime
67
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mexican Americans
  • Cowboys
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Big Stakes, directed by Clifford S. Elfelt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Control code
ASP3369670/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (67 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971307859
Video recording format
other
Label
Big Stakes, directed by Clifford S. Elfelt
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed December 08, 2016)
Control code
ASP3369670/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (67 minutes)
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)971307859
Video recording format
other

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