Loco Luck (1927)

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Universal's rough-hewn Art Acord squared off against former real-life bandit Al Jennings in this 5-reel "Blue Streak" Western. Acord played Bud Harris, who returns from an adventure in the nearby oil fields to find the Vernon ranch encumbered with debts. Oil has been found on the spread, and nasty Bush (Jennings), who holds the mortgage, attempts to foreclose. In love with Molly Vernon (Fay Wray), Bud is about to enter a horse race to pay the debt and is kidnapped by Bush. Happily, Bud's horse manages to free his owner, and Bud wins the Big Race, saving the Vernon spread. A former lawyer turned bank robber, Al Jennings was given a pardon in 1907 and entered films the following year. After several moralistic re-enactments of his former life of crime, Jennings settled down to a career in supporting roles, almost always villainous in character. He retired in the '40s, spending the rest of his life raising chickens.