Fast Mail (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Western ace Buck Jones had one of his best early roles in this well-mounted silent action melodrama directed by Bernard J. Durning. Jones played Stanley Carson, a cowboy who, while visiting the Deep South, gets in trouble with a gang of crooked gamblers led by Carl Baldwin (Adolphe Menjou in a rare Western role) and the brother (James Mason) of his girlfriend. When the gamblers abduct Virginia (Eileen Percy), Carson takes up the pursuit by boat, train, mail truck, and racecar. The girl and her kidnappers are holed up in a swank hotel which catches on fire. The irrepressible Carson not only manages to rescue Virginia but an entire family trapped by the flames. The Fast Mail was based on an unpublished play by Lincoln J. Carter.

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fortuneteller, gambling, love-conquers-all, prediction