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The Miracle Rider (1935) was a Action - Western Film directed by Armand Schaefer and B. Reeves Eason and produced by Nat Levine and Barney A. Sarecky.

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[first lines]
Daniel Boone: We'd better take the north trail.


[last lines]
Tom Morgan: There's your contract.


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At 306 minutes, this was the lengthiest of the sound serials.
Producer Nat Levine went out on a financial limb on this production, Mix's last film. Aging cowboy superstar Tom Mix's $10,000-per-week salary alone exceeded many of poverty-row Mascot Pictures' entire production budgets of many of its earlier films, but Levine was confident that the gamble would pay off. He was right: it paid off big. Mascot reaped $1 million from the serial, giving Levine enough clout (and money) to realize his long-held dream of purchasing his own studio. With the money he made from this film, his reputation grew to the degree he was able to convince Herbert J. Yates to buy the old Mack Sennett studios and enlist the Carr-Johnston team from Monogram to come on board. In the meantime, he took out an option on the studio and rented out studio space to other independents when he wasn't using it, thereby guaranteeing himself a steady cash flow, and eventually Mascot was merged (along with independents Liberty Pictures, Victory and Monogram Pictures) into Republic Pictures, with Levine taking a major position with Republic. The new conglomeration's output would largely resemble Mascot's product for much of the next decade. Levine would be bought out with $1 million in 1939 and end up, divorced, m
Tom Mix's daughter Ruth Mix was to play the lead female role, but it went to Joan Gale, who played the character named "Ruth".
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Also directed by B. Reeves Eason




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