Border Legion (1924)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The second of four versions of Zane Grey's story of a dispirited ranch hand who joins a gang of outlaws, this silent western benefitted by the presence of veteran Vitagraph star Antonio Moreno. Moreno plays Jim Cleve, who heads West after being jilted by his girlfriend. He works for a while as a ranch hand but is fired. In anger, he joins a gang of cattle rustlers but repents when gang leader Gibson Gowland kidnaps the lovely Helene Chadwick. The story was filmed the first time in 1918 starring Eugene Strong and would be remade in 1930 starring Richard Arlen and in 1940 starring (of all people) Roy Rogers.

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bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, kidnapping, love, outlaw [Western], rescue, romance, rustler