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A Holy Terror

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Director  Irving Cummings
Genre  Western
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Story by  Frederick Schiller Faust
Country  United States
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Writer  Ralph Block, Alfred A. Cohn, Myron C. Fagan
Release date  July 19, 1931 (1931-07-19)
Based on  Trailin!  by Max Brand
Cast  George O'Brien (Tony Bard aka Woodbury), Sally Eilers (Jerry Foster), Rita La Roy (Kitty Carroll), Humphrey Bogart (Steve Nash), James Kirkwood (William Drew), Stanley Fields (Butch Morgan)
Similar movies  Related Irving Cummings movies

A Holy Terror is a 1931 American Pre-Code Western movie starring George O'Brien, Sally Eilers, Rita La Roy, and Humphrey Bogart. The film is an adaptation by Ralph Block, Alfred A. Cohn, and Myron C. Fagan of the novel Trailin'! by Max Brand. It was directed by Irving Cummings.



Polo player Tony Bard (George O'Brien) travels West to investigate his father's murder, and meets Jerry Foster (Sally Eilers) on a Wyoming ranch. After being kidnapped, Tony escapes and discovers his true father (James Kirkwood) and learns that he was raised by another man (Robert Warwick) who was in love with his mother.


  • George O'Brien as Tony Bard aka "Woodbury"
  • Sally Eilers as Jerry Foster
  • Rita La Roy as Kitty Carroll
  • Humphrey Bogart as Steve Nash
  • James Kirkwood as William Drew
  • Stanley Fields as Butch Morgan
  • Robert Warwick as John Bard aka "Thomas Woodbury"
  • Richard Tucker as Tom Hedges
  • Earl Pingree as Jim Lawler, Ranch Manager
  • Ralph Bucko as Wrangler (uncredited)
  • George Chandler as Joe, Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
  • Wong Chung as Cook (uncredited)
  • John Elliott as Sheriff (uncredited)
  • Bud Geary as Tony's Chauffeur (uncredited)
  • Otto Han as Houseboy (uncredited)
  • Walter Hiers as Traveling Salesman (uncredited)
  • Fred Kohler, Jr. as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Jerry Mandy as Louie, the Barber (uncredited)
  • Franklin Parker as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
  • Julian Rivero as Woodbury's Butler (uncredited)
  • Oscar Smith as Stuttering Servant (uncredited)
  • Slim Whitaker as Johnson (uncredited)
  • Jay Wilsey as Cowboy (uncredited)
  • References

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