Fighting Three (1927)

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The stolid Jack Hoxie comes to the rescue of the Follies Bergere in this otherwise routine silent Western. The touring show's soubrette, Jeanne D'Arcy (Alma Rayford), as it turns out, is the long-lost daughter of Westerner John D'Arcy (William Malan). While she is performing at the town opera house, D'Arcy is found murdered and young Jack is accused of the heinous deed. The cowboy flees from the authorities and finds a hiding place in Jeanne's dressing room. Disguised as the show's mystic, he manages to unmask the real killer, D'Arcy's ne'er-do-well nephew, Steve Clayton (William Norton Bailey), who was about to be disinherited. This whodunit Western proved Jack Hoxie's final film for Universal. The now veteran action star faced an uncertain future in the new sound films and chose to leave films in favor of personal appearances. He returned in 1932 for what was to become his final series, six bottom-of-the-barrel Westerns produced by low-budget Majestic Film Corp.

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bad-guy, chorus-girl, con/scam, dog, good-guy, horse, inheritance, man, marriage, murder, rags-to-riches