Catch My Smoke (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on Joseph Bushnell Ames' Shoe Bar Stratton (published that same year), this average Tom Mix Western starred the decade's number one cowboy hero as Bob Stratton, a young veteran who returns from the war to find his ancestral ranch in the hands of Mary Thorne (Lillian Rich). Thorne is the daughter of a usurper, now deceased, who had appropriated the ranch under the false notion that Stratton had died. After several skirmishes with a couple of shadowy figures, Stratton solves the ownership dilemma by simply marrying the girl. Catch My Smoke was helmed by William Beaudine, a veteran director whose fast-paced and somewhat slipshod methods would earn him the not entirely laudatory nickname "One-Shot."

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