Little Buckaroo (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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In this rather dramatic entry in FBO's popular "Red Hepner" Western series, the plucky boy rider (Buzz Barton) discovers the dead body of Jim Crawford in the desert. A message scratched on a canteen begs the finder to protect Jim's daughter Ann (Peggy Shaw) from the killer, Luke Matthews (Al Ferguson). Along with faithful sidekick Toby Jones (Milburn Morante) and handsome Jack Pemberton (Kenneth McDonald), Red later saves Ann from a stage holdup. To safeguard the girl from the area's many rough elements, Pemberton marries her, promising to have the union annulled once she is safely out of the territory. Red and Toby later catch Matthews' henchmen, bringing them to justice in the town of Ohi. Matthews, meanwhile, has successfully accused Pemberton of murdering Crawford, and the young man is about to be lynched. But Baxter (Walter Maly), one of Matthews' men, confesses everything, so Pemberton can return to Ann as a free man. As Red and Toby take their leave, Ann and Pemberton begin planning a future together.

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damsel-in-distress, daughter, murder, prospector, rescue, revenge, sidekick