Buckshot John (1915)

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Exercising his usual creative prerogative, Hobart Bosworth was both director and star of Buckshot John. The title character is a two-fisted outlaw, who in the first reel manages to escape a lynch mob -- if receiving a 30-year prison term can be called an "escape." Still on the outside, Buckshot's gang wants to know where he has hidden $200,000 in stolen gold, but Buckshot refuses to divulge his secret to anyone. Twenty years later, Buckshot tells all to a man whom he assumes to be a clergyman. When he discovers that the "man of the cloth" was actually a fraudulent sideshow huckster, Buckshot breaks out of jail, reclaims his stolen money, and returns it to its rightful owners.