Barb Wire (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In his first of eight Western for poverty row producer Anthony J. Xydias, silent screen hero Jack Hoxie played a miner who fences his claim with barbed wire to keep out a gang of claim jumpers. Their leader (William Lester) leaves Hoxie's gun at the scene of a robbery and he is arrested. Escaping during the trial, Hoxie manages to track down the villain, who confesses before accidentally falling to his death from a cliff. This otherwise average series entry was written by supporting actor Lester and Hoxie's wife, actress Marin Sais. The Jean Porter appearing in this film is, of course, not the MGM starlet of the 1940s who married director Edward Dmytryk.

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