Let's Go! (1923)

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Silent screen stunt-man Richard Talmadge also produced this fine action melodrama, one of the few of his starring films to be extant. The former acrobat and stunt double for Douglas Fairbanks plays Barry Macklin, the supposedly worthless son of a cement factory owner (John Steppling). Assigned to visit Hillsboro, a town scheduled for paving, Barry becomes involved in a scheme to rob local bank. Proving himself a man of action instead of a wastrel, Barry not only catches the robbers in the act, but is also able to reveal that the town's mayor (Tully Marshall) is the real force behind the plot. As a reward, the young man regains his father's admiration and marries the daughter (Eileen Percy) of the town's new mayor (George Nichols). Like Talmadge himself, the blonde Miss Percy was a veteran of Douglas Fairbanks' stock company, having co-starred in no less than four Fairbanks vehicles, including Wild and Woolly and The Man from Painted Post (both 1917). Let's Go was executive produced by low-budget entrepreneur Phil Goldstone, who had been churning out Talmadge films since 1921.

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parent, contract, family-business, generation-gap, provincial, son