Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dutch titles of Tom Tyler films

"Jungle Mystery" from  De Noord Ooster
Wildervank, Netherlands, March 13, 1934
One interesting and fascinating thing about the many Dutch translated titles of Tom Tyler movies is they were seen not only in the Netherlands but also in the many Dutch colonies around the world during the first two decades of Tom Tyler's film career. For example, a number of newspapers and broadsheets mention cinema ads shown in what was then the Dutch East Indies (modern day Indonesia) and Dutch West Indies like Curacao, Bonaire and Saba. When these Tom Tyler films were shown in such exotic locations, it was usually for the benefit of Dutch traders in these locales. Even “Adventures of Captain Marvel” was shown in Indonesia, usually untranslated as a film title. Sometimes films shown in the Dutch West Indies would also bear a Spanish translated title, as in “El Problema de los Valientes”, published in Amigoe di Curacao June 13, 1950 – Santa Fe Scouts! On the positive side, were it not for Dutch colonization, many of Tom's movies would probably not be shown in these parts of the world during the 1930's. It is also worth mentioning that according to the Dutch Puntenlijst (ranking list) of popular culture figures in Bataviaasch nieuwsblad, August 7, 1928 Tom Tyler ranks at #12. With thanks to Delpher for the following titles:


Red Hot Hoofs (1925) Een geboren Vechtersbaas
Tom's Gang (1927) De verspeelde Hoeve
The Desert Pirate (1927) De woestijnpiraat
When the Law Rides (1928) Buiten bereik der wet
Tyrant of Red Gulch (1928) De Verborgen buit
The Pride of Pawnee (1929) Dappere Tom
The Law of the Plains (1929) 'T recht zegeviert

"Mystery Ranch", from Soerabaijasch Handelsblad, Surabaya, Indonesia, October 22, 1934


The Phantom of the West (1931) Het spook van het westen
A Rider of the Plains (1931) De ruiter zonder vrees
The Man from Death Valley (1931) De Geheimzinnige Pachter
Jungle Mystery (1932) De geheimen van het oerwoud
Deadwood Pass (1933) De pas in het Doodenwoud
War of the Range (1933) De verspeelde hoeve
Ridin' Thru (1934) Een verijdeld complot
Unconquered Bandit (1935) Zijn Vader gewroken
Coyote Trails (1935) De Spookhengst
Born to Battle (1935) Op 't kantje af
The silver bullet (1935) De zilveren kogel
Rio Rattler (1935) De bende van Rio
The Last Outlaw (1936) Op Vrije Voeten
Phantom of the Range (1936) De spookruiter
Brothers of the West (1937) De Geheime speurder
Lost Ranch (1937) De plicht voor alles
Orphan of the Pecos (1937) Het witte gevaar

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