Headin' West (1922)

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In spite of an original beginning, this Hoot Gibson picture quickly gets down to the usual Western business, with the hero at odds with a crooked ranch foreman. Gibson's co-star here is Louise Lorraine, whose stunt skills rivaled that of any cowboy's. After returning from World War I, Bill Perkins (Gibson) travels across country by hitching a ride in a airplane. He parachutes down near a ranch where he looks for work. All he is able to get is a job as the cook's helper. Foreman Mark Peters (Charles LeMoyne) wants to steal the ranch land, and he convinces Perkins to pose as the heir to the property. He agrees, and along the way discovers that Peters and his gang are rustlers. Through his craftiness, Perkins rounds up Peters and his men -- and then turns around and proves that he really is the heir to the ranch. He also wins the hand of pretty Ann Forrest (Lorraine).

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airplane, bum, cowboy, criminal, dishwasher, foreman, greed, impersonation, inheritance, love, parachute, ranch, romance