|In "Powdersmoke Range", Tom's first movie for RKO|
|A poster for "The Texas Tornado" in Swedish|
The year before Tom first started making silent films for FBO, the company was primarily engaged in the distribution of silent films. As the years went on though, in the mid- to late 1920’s, Joseph Kennedy Sr. discovered that by having several subsidiaries, the silent films produced by his studio could gain worldwide popularity – and they did. In Tom Tyler’s case, many of his westerns filmed at FBO wound up being distributed across Europe, as many European newspaper cinema show listings can attest; even more beneficially, a number of these silent film copies wound up being saved, eventually finding their way into film archives such as EYE in Amsterdam and Filmoteka in Brussels, Belgium.
|From Motion Picture News, February 2, 1929|
|With Harry Carey Sr in "The Last Outlaw" 1936|