Better Man (1921)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Not all silent Western stars were from the West; in fact, Snowy Baker wasn't from the U.S. at all -- he was Australian, and this action-packed picture was shot Down Under. Baker plays John Harlan, one of those classic Western clich├ęs -- a fighting preacher. He loves ranch owner Muriel Hammond (Brownie Vernon), but her guardian, who is mismanaging her finances, gets him transferred. Muriel assumes Harlan is yellow because of his peaceful means of dealing with things, but he proves her wrong by fighting a load of cattle thieves and saving her from kidnappers on a speeding stage coach. The pair leap from a bridge into a river in an exciting climax.

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