Galloping Devil (1921)

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This minor silent Western was one in a series of oaters produced independently by the founder of the pioneering Selig Company, Colonel William N. Selig, and starring veteran screen cowboy Franklyn Farnum. Based on Bertha "Muzzy" Sinclair's The Happy Family, the film featured Farnum as a ranch hand battling an evil sheep man (Bud Osborne). Osborne doesn't take the interference lying down, however, but kidnaps the interloper and takes him to a deserted cabin in the mountains. Although tied to a powder keg, Farnum manages to escape and bring the entire gang to justice. As a reward, he marries his pretty boss, Genevieve Bert. Comedy is provided by five-year-old Joseph Chatterton as the son of a ranch hand (Vester Pegg).

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cowboy, damsel-in-distress, kidnapping, land-scheme, land-war, owner, ranch-hand, rescue, rival