Canyon of Adventure (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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Ken Maynard played a land agent in this fine Western from Maynard's silent heyday. A greedy land baron (Theodore Lorch) plans not only to take over farmer Eric Mayne's possibly profitable ranch but also has designs on the man's lovely daughter, Virginia Browne Faire. Happily, agent Maynard is on to the villain's evil schemes and peace is restored in the valley. Several veteran silent screen names popped up in this Western, including former director Harry Salter, who had begun his screen career as an actor with the old Biograph company, and Billy Franey, a veteran of Universal's "Joker Comedies" of the early 1910s. Canyon of Adventure was remade as The Man from Monterey by Warner Bros. in 1933, a vehicle for John Wayne. Ruth Hall, Lafe McKee, and Francis Ford took over for Browne Faire, Mayne, and Lorch, respectively.

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cowboy, damsel-in-distress, horse, landowner, outlaw [Western], peasant, rescue