It's a Bear (1919)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Western  |  
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As an entomologist and all-around wimp, Orlando Winthrop (Taylor Holmes) gets little respect from his wealthy parents. But when business needs to be taken care at the Winthrop sheep ranches out West, Orlando is raring to go. Upon his arrival, the ranchers see Orlando as an easy mark, but it turns out they're wrong. They try to take Orlando's money in a poker game -- and wind up broke themselves. Not only that, Orlando drinks them all under the table and tackles a fierce bucking bronco. All this is viewed with disgust by villainous foreman William Cogney (Howard Davies). One of Cogney's schemes is to have some of the Winthrop sheep killed, but Orlando catches the badmen red-handed, and even beats Cogney in a fist fight. Finally, Orlando's parents and fiancee come out from the East, but when the fiancee sees Orlando biting off a hunk of chewing tobacco, she decides he has become too rough for her. This is fine by Orlando, as he's fallen for the local school teacher (Vivian Reed), and this frees him to be with her.

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poker, rancher, scientist, sheep, teacher