The Apache Kid's Escape (1930)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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"Robert J. Horner," wrote film historian Don Miller, "was a man with one leg, small resources and his artistic pretensions were forthrightly nonexistent." In addition to his missing limb, Horner was also sans one eye, both handicaps the results of a car accident. Despite these physical setbacks, Horner was one of the most prolific producer-directors in what was then called Gower Gulch, the ramshackle companies inhabiting the netherworld of Hollywood filmmaking. Among Horner's stars were former luminaries such as Art Acord, Ted Wells, Fred Church, Jack Perrin and boy actor Buzz Barton. The latter three, along with Perrin's wife, Josephine Hill, headed the cast of this ramshackle western affair in which a former outlaw (Perrin) eludes the authorities by masquerading as a cowboy. The ancient plot hadn't improved with age, and Horner's parsimonious production methods were no help. The Apache Kid's Escape is only notable for having the hero lose the leading lady to another man (Church). In fact, throughout the film Perrin pays more attention to heroine Hill's teenage sister (Virginia Ashcroft)!

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bad-guy, cavalry, chase, city-slicker, conflict, cowboy, friendship, good-guy, horse, land, masquerade, outlaw [Western]