Bushranger (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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The team behind MGM's Tim McCoy unit went "down under" for their inspiration for this silent "Western" about a British nobleman who kills a man in a duel and is banished for life to a penal colony in faraway Australia. McCoy breaks out of prison to become a sort of Robin Hood of the Bush, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. That is, until his father Russell Simpson, the district's new High Commissioner, gets in trouble with a gang of real bandits who have kidnapped McCoy's foster sister Marian Douglas. Filmed in and around New Hall, California, this "Eastern" enjoyed the usual high standard of the MGM McCoy oaters. Formerly known as En Gregory, leading lady Marian Douglas actually did hail from Australia. Future Universal director Arthur Lubin plays McCoy's weakling brother.

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bad-guy, brother, confession [criminal], confession-false, damsel-in-distress, duel, escape, father, good-guy, indiscretion, murder, pardon, prison, rescue, rival, robbery, Robin-Hood