The Resource Border bandits : a true tale of South Texas, retold, written, produced and directed by Kirby F. Warnock ; Trans-Pecos Productions, (videorecording)

Border bandits : a true tale of South Texas, retold, written, produced and directed by Kirby F. Warnock ; Trans-Pecos Productions, (videorecording)

Label
Border bandits : a true tale of South Texas, retold
Title
Border bandits
Title remainder
a true tale of South Texas, retold
Statement of responsibility
written, produced and directed by Kirby F. Warnock ; Trans-Pecos Productions
Title variation
True Texas story retold
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1915 a group of Mexican banditos raided the McAllen Ranch, one of the largest in South Texas. The following day several Texas Rangers supposedly arrived and eliminated the perpetrators. However, this incident as reported in the official records of the Texas Rangers does not reveal the entire story. Roland Warnock, a 19-year old cowboy who worked on the neighboring Guadalupe Ranch near present-day Edinburg, witnessed two of these killings when he saw Texas Rangers from Company D shoot two unarmed men in the back and leave their corpses by the side of the road. He witnessed a car of Texas Rangers approach the two victims and fire upon them with no provocation. The occupants of the car from which the shots were fired included Texas Ranger captain Henry L. Ransom, Paul West, and driver W.W. Bill Sterling. The two innocent victims of these shootings were Jesus Bazan and his son-in-law Antonio Longoria, local Mexican American residents. Two days following these shootings, Roland Warnock's father, Frank G. Warnock, was gunned down in cold blood in the streets of Mission, Texas by W.W. Bill Sterling and his brother Ed. The producer and director of this documentary, Kirby F. Warnock, also the grandson of Roland Warnock, interviewed his grandfather in 1974 as to these incidents and recorded this interview on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Portions of this 1974 interview of his grandfather, Rolland Warnock, are included within this documentary. The effects of these killings by the Texas Rangers are still being felt today in South Texas and have served to perpetuate distrust between Mexican Americans and the Texas Rangers and to continue friction between Hispanics and Anglos in Texas
Cataloging source
TBS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Randel Bird ; editors, Dan Whiteman and Mike Losurdo ; music, Don Henley ; executive producer, Diann Warnock
Language note
In English
LC call number
F392.H56
LC item number
B67 2004
PerformerNote
  • Narrator: Jon Dillon
  • Presenter: Roland A. Warnock
  • The Ramirez Family performing "Desperado", with the permission of Don Henley
Runtime
58
Technique
live action
Label
Border bandits : a true tale of South Texas, retold, written, produced and directed by Kirby F. Warnock ; Trans-Pecos Productions, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.borderbanditsmovie.com
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004
  • "This film is dedicated to Roland A. Warnock and Dr. Frank B. Warnock, two true sons of Texas who always believed in doing the right thing, and to the families of Antonio Longoria and Jesus Bazan, who have waited patiently for their story to be told."
  • "This film is also in memory to the 3,000 to 5,000 innocents who were killed during the 'bandit war'."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60631331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60631331
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Border bandits : a true tale of South Texas, retold, written, produced and directed by Kirby F. Warnock ; Trans-Pecos Productions, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.borderbanditsmovie.com
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2004
  • "This film is dedicated to Roland A. Warnock and Dr. Frank B. Warnock, two true sons of Texas who always believed in doing the right thing, and to the families of Antonio Longoria and Jesus Bazan, who have waited patiently for their story to be told."
  • "This film is also in memory to the 3,000 to 5,000 innocents who were killed during the 'bandit war'."
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60631331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60631331
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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