Battling Buddy (1924)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |  
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Lower-echelon cowboy hero Buddy Roosevelt starred in this average silent Western, one in a series of Roosevelt vehicles produced by poverty row entrepreneur Lester F. Scott, Jr. and directed by a young Richard Thorpe. Roosevelt (whose real name was Kenneth Sanderson), played Buddy West, a young cowboy who inherits a ranch from his uncle. A clause in the will, however, stipulates that Buddy will forfeit the ranch to foreman Pete Hall (William Lowery) should he be found incompetent. Unfortunately for Hall, Buddy is more than competent, and the crooked foreman has him forcibly committed to a sanatarium. With the assistance of his horse Pardner, Buddy manages to escape and returns to battle it out with the foreman. Playing a character amusingly named "Dorothy Parker," Battling Buddy's leading lady was Violet La Plante (aka Violet Avon), the less talented sister of Universal star Laura La Plante.

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