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Uploaded 10/27/2023

SCV in the Movies Premiere ‘Human Targets’

SCV in the Movies hosts Bill West and E.J. Stephens present the 1932 film Human Targets featuring “The Boy Wonder of Westerns” Buzz Barton. However, the real star of this movie is the incredibly talented Fred Toones, and film historians Maria Elene de las Carreras and Jonathan Kuntz have been brought on to talk about his role in Human Targets as well as his career on the silver screen.

We hope you enjoy this film directed by SCV Film Pioneer, J.P. McGowan, which features a ton of shots in the Placerita Canyon!


For generations, movies have been reflecting the viewpoints and stereotypes of filmmakers, studios and the predominant culture.  Within the films presented in this program, there may be offensive and incorrect portrayals of peoples, cultures, characters and behaviors. SCVTV does not condone these incorrect, outdated and offensive portrayals, but recognizes their existence as part of American and Santa Clarita film history. Stereotypes were wrong when the films were created and are wrong today.  We acknowledge their damaging and harmful effects. We hope that the presentation of the content in this program will enhance our understanding of eras before, lead to dialogue and especially a commitment to more inclusive filmmaking as well as a more equitable and representative future.

The goal of SCV in the Movies is to present films that were created in and by people from the Santa Clarita Valley. We welcome community feedback and ideas about the films and discussions in SCV in the Movies to

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