Tom Mix was one of the silent era’s biggest stars, appearing in 83 feature-length films from 1918-1929 – most of which are lost. His name, his face and trademark white 10-gallon hat are known to classic film fans, but most people have never seen one of Tom Mix’s iconic Westerns. This release presents two of his surviving features, Sky High (1922) and The Big Diamond Robbery (1929) in new 2K digital restorations.
In Sky High (1922) Tom battles a ring of corrupt jewel smugglers who have also kidnapped the daughter of the businessman bankrolling their operation. The film features breathtaking scenes filmed on location at the Grand Canyon, adding a stunning backdrop to this action-packed adventure. Sky High was added to the National Film Registry in 1998. A wealthy tycoon hires cowboy Tom in The Big Diamond Robbery (1929) to break his roaring-20s daughter of her thrill-seeking habits. When her prized diamond necklace is stolen by gangsters, Tom and the young woman go in pursuit of it out west. This was Tom Mix’s last silent film, and has not been seen since its original release by FBO in 1929.
Both films are presented in new 2K restorations of archival 35mm prints preserved by the Library of Congress and Lobster Films, and feature new theatre organ scores by Ben Model. DVD and Blu-ray are NTSC, Region-free.
Sky High (1922) – 58 min.
The Big Diamond Robbery (1929) – 65 min.
123 mins ● B&W/tinted ● Silent with score (stereo) ● 1:33:1 aspect ratio ● Not Rated ● Region ABC (all-regions)
An Undercrank Productions/Library of Congress release. Produced for home video by Ben Model.
Associate Producer: Crystal Kui.
Release date: July 2023