WriterJack Cunningham, Zane Grey, Harold Shumate Release dateAugust 25, 1933 (1933-08-25) CastRandolph Scott (Brett Dale), Verna Hillie (Alice Gayner), Harry Carey (Jim Gayner), Noah Beery (Clint Beasley), Barton MacLane (Mulvey), Buster Crabbe (Yegg) Similar moviesLucky Luke, Stagecoach, The Far Country, Giant Killer, Rent a Cop, Posse
Man of the Forest is a 1933 American pre-Code film directed by Henry Hathaway, based upon a novel by Zane Grey, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Randolph Scott and Verna Hillie. The supporting cast features Harry Carey, Noah Beery, Barton MacLane, Buster Crabbe and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. The film is also known as Challenge of the Frontier (American reissue title).
Hathaway directed much of the same cast (Scott, Beery, Carey and Crabbe) that same year in another Zane Grey story, The Thundering Herd, and also Scott, Beery and Crabbe in To the Last Man, yet another Zane Grey story that year..
Based upon a novel by Zane Grey, Man of the Forest involves a young lady (Verna Hillie) who is captured by a band of outlaws led by Clint Beasley (Noah Beery). Brett Dale (Randolph Scott) figures out their plan and rescues her.
Randolph Scott as Brett Dale
Verna Hillie as Alice Gaynor
Harry Carey as Jim Gaynor
Noah Beery as Clint Beasley
Barton MacLane as Mulvey
Buster Crabbe as Yegg
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Big Casino
Vince Barnett as Little Casino
Blanche Friderici as Mrs. Peg Forney
Tempe Pigott as Madame
Tom Kennedy as Sheriff Blake
A 35mm print of the film exists and was exhibited at the Museum of the Modern Art in New York City in 2015.