Good As Gold (1927)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on "The Owner of the Aztec", a 1926 magazine story by Murray Leinster, this typical silent Buck Jones Western presented Jones as Buck Brady, the son of a prospector whose valuable claim was stolen when Buck was a child. Brady grows up with revenge on his mind and retaliates by holding up the mine's payroll messengers. Until, that is, he falls in love with Janet Laurier (Frances Lee), the new owner. Forgetting all about revenge, Buck helps the girl defeat Tilford (Carl Miller), the mine's crooked foreman. The final battle is fought on a moving car that eventually careens over the inevitable cliff. Leading lady Frances Lee was a red-headed WAMPAS Baby Star of 1927 who resembled Fox star Nancy Carroll, a fact that shortened her career considerably.

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bad-guy, family-member, father, good-guy, murder, revenge, showdown