Desert Driven (1923)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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One of three early 1920s westerns starring veterans Harry Carey and Marguerite Clayton, Desert Driven was the story of a man -- accused of a crime he didn't commit and wounded by the posse -- who hides out on a desert ranch. Obtaining work as a ranch hand, the hero falls for the rancher's daughter (Clayton). The crooked foreman (Charles LeMoyne) recognizes him, alas, and alerts the law. A last-minute confession by the real murderer (George Waggner) saves the innocent man from a second encounter with the noose. Both Carey and Clayton had worked in westerns since the earliest days of California filmmaking, he as a star for Universal, she as Broncho Billy Anderson's perhaps best-remembered leading lady.

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confession [criminal], cowboy, daughter, desert, escape, false-accusation, honor [recognition], love, murder, prison, ranch, romance, suitor