Cowboy and the Outlaw (1929)

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Diminutive cowboy Bob Steele starred as a cowboy tracking down his father's killer in this modest silent Western produced by J.P. McGowan's penny-pinching (and grossly misnamed) Big Productions Company. The revenge theme was popular in Westerns at the time, especially with Steele who used it several times again. Interestingly enough, some of his films dealing with patricide were directed by his real-life father, Robert N. Bradbury. In this film, Steele's pa is played by producer-director McGowan and the outlaw of the title by Bud Osborne. Screenwriter Sally Winters, meanwhile, did leading lady Edna Aslin no favors by naming the film's heroine "Bertha Bullhead"!