Flying Buckaroo (1928)

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Second-string cowboy Wally Wales starred in this commonplace silent Western melodrama, in which two brothers square off over a pretty lady. Wales played Bill Matthews, who falsely assumes that Sally (Duane Thompson) prefers brother Henry (Jack D'Oise) to him and dejectedly leaves for the Big City. Returning home six months later, Bill arrives too late to save Sally from being kidnapped by a gang of bank robbers. He does manage to track the kidnappers from an airplane, however, and bravely parachutes into their mountain lair. After the gang is brought to justice, Sally quickly convinces Bill that she never loved anyone but him. Barnstorming daredevil pilots were highly popular in the 1920s, and scores of Westerns incorporated airplanes into otherwise standard "horse-operas."