A Knight of the West (1921)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |  
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Prolific supporting actor Olin Francis earned a rare starring role in this silent comedy western about a bashful cowboy who becomes a hero after rescuing the ranch owner's pretty daughter (Estelle Harrison). Although usually cast as an unshaven henchman, the pudgy Francis actually made an appealing hero reminiscent of Universal's lackadaisical Hoot Gibson. The producer-director of this little opus was busy poverty-row denizen Robert McKenzie who saw fit to cast his little daughter, Fay, in a bit part. Fay McKenzie would later grow into a pert western heroine who often appeared opposite Gene Autry.

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cowboy, daughter, love, neighbor, ranch, rescue, west