Ballyhoo Buster (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Prolific director Richard Thorpe helmed this average silent Western starring one of the era's lesser cowboy heroes, Buffalo Bill, Jr.. This time, he plays a lawman who goes undercover as a carnival prize-fighter in order to infiltrate a gang of robbers. Producer Lester F. Scott, Jr. threw in a couple of comedy sidekicks (including African-American Floyd Shackelford) and no less than two pretty ingenues (Peggy Shaw and Nancy Nash). Future Academy Award-winning actor Walter Brennnan, who began his screen career as an extra, played one of the villain's henchmen. Buffalo Bill, Jr later changed his name to Jay Wilsey and enjoyed a long career as a supporting player/stunt-man.

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