Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy  |  
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This action-comedy has nothing to do with WWI -- Dalton Trumbo's novel would not be written for another 20 years. Stage luminary Fred Stone, known in silent film for his acrobatic roles, stars. Johnny Wiggins (Stone) is a cowboy stunt actor whose friend Bill Burnham (Hart Hoxie) lands in jail. Burnham's sister, Janet (Nina Byron), is an heiress who is being courted by the phony Count Bullion-nia (James Cruze). Bill's signature is needed so that the Count can marry her. Burnham wants to get rid of the Count but can't because he is locked up, so Wiggins offers to pose as him and go East. Because brother and sister haven't seen each other since they were children, Janet readily accepts Wiggins as Bill. Through his impressive athletic trickery, Wiggins puts the Count and several other bad guys to rout. Janet finds a decent young man to marry, and Wiggins finds a girl of his own.

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brother, fortune-hunter, heir, sister, stuntperson, stars [celebrities]