Religion And Gun Practice

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Religion And Gun Practice
Release flier for RELIGION AND GUN PRACTICE, 1913.jpg
Release flier for Religion and Gun Practice
Directed byWilliam Duncan
Produced byWilliam Selig
Written byWilliam A. Corey (story)
William Duncan (scenario)
StarringTom Mix
Rex De Rosselli
Myrtle Stedman
Selig Polyscope Company
Distributed bySelig Polyscope Company[1]
Release date
May 26, 1913 (USA)
Running time
27 minutes, 46 seconds[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent Logo.png Search Religion And Gun Practice on Amazon.

Religion And Gun Practice: The Way of the West is a 1913 American silent western film directed by William Duncan and starring Tom Mix, Rex De Rosselli and Myrtle Stedman.[2] Among other roles in similar films at the time, Tom Mix's role in Religion and Gun Practice established what would be the cowboy hero of the twentieth century.[3] The movie was played in theaters across the nation.[4]


Tom Mix plays "a western outlaw reformed by a missionary's daughter."[3] Kill Kullen and the missionary's daughter, Winona Judell, fall in love. She sets him back on the path of righteousness, and though her father disapproves of their desire to marry each other, she is persistent. Kill Kullen teaches her how to ride and shoot, and her father eventually yields.[5]


The movie was filmed by William Duncan and the Selig Polyscope Company in the facilities of what used to be the Lubin Film Company studio, in Prescott, Arizona.[3][6] The location provided a landscape of hills and valleys, forest, and desert wasteland ("Slaughter House Gulch"), as well as iconic rock formations.[3]


  • Tom Mix as Kill Kullen[7]
  • Rex De Rosselli as Wesley Judell
  • Myrtle Stedman as Winona Judell
  • Lester Cuneo as Finley Overmeyer
  • Old Blue as Kullen's Horse (uncredited)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Religion And Gun Practice | BBFC". Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  2. Jensen, Richard D. (2005). The Amazing Tom Mix: The Most Famous Cowboy of the Movies. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-595-35949-3. Search this book on Logo.png
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Erish, Andrew A. (2012). Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood (1st ed.). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0-292-72870-7. Search this book on Logo.png
  4. "Chronicling America | Library of Congress". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  5. "Amusements - The Orpheum". Daily East Oregonian (Newspaper). Pendleton, Oregon. 1913-07-15. p. 6. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  6. Sharlot Hall Museum (n.d.). "Movies Made in Yavapai County". Retrieved 2021-05-13. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Reddin, Paul. Wild West Shows, p. 193, at Google Books

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