Fighting Cressy (1919)

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Here, the eternal theme of a feud between two families is brought out to the West by author Bret Harte and adapted to the screen by scenarist Fred Myton and director Robert Thornby. Hiram McKinstry (Russell Simpson) and old man Harrison (Frank Lanning) have been battling over their property line for years, but McKinstry's daughter Cressy (Blanche Sweet) falls in love with one of Harrison's aides, Joe Masters (Pell Trenton), when he saves her from the amorous attentions of school master John Ford (Edward Peil). When one of her father's men shoots Masters, she hides him in a barn and guards it -- and him -- until the feud is ended. This wasn't one of Harte's most inspired stories.