Heritage of the Desert-an excellent ZANE GREY Old West Western.

Talk about a great Movie. This is one that has all the things you need in a Great Western. And the plot takes you down one exciting avenue after another. So, if you like Old West Westerns, this is a good one. Pop some

Scrappy scientist John Abbott (Donald Woods) makes the dangerous trek west to examine a plot of land he purchased sight unseen, and arrives to find it overrun by outlaws. After being shot by a vicious gunman, Abbott tumbles down a cliff and falls into quicksand. He is rescued by kindly rancher Andrew Naab (Robert Barrat) and promptly falls for his beautiful daughter, Miriam Naab (Evelyn Venable). When Miriam falls prey to a band of abductors, Abbott steps in and struggles to save her.

Heritage of the Desert is a 1939 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and written by Norman Houston and Harrison Jacobs. The film stars Donald WoodsEvelyn VenableRussell HaydenRobert BarratSidney TolerC. Henry Gordon and Willard Robertson. It is based on the novel The Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey. The film was released on June 23, 1939, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Heritage of the Desert
Directed byLesley Selander
Produced byHarry Sherman
Screenplay byNorman Houston
Harrison Jacobs
Based onThe Heritage of the Desert by Zane Grey
StarringDonald Woods
Evelyn Venable
Russell Hayden
Robert Barrat
Sidney Toler
C. Henry Gordon
Willard Robertson
Music byVictor Young
CinematographyRussell Harlan
Edited bySherman A. Rose
Paramount Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dateJune 23, 1939
Running time73 minutes
CountryUnited States