Meddlin' Stranger (1927)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Popular B-Western hero Wally Wales (later known as Hal Taliaferro) went up against none other than Boris Karloff in this primitive silent oater from poverty row studio Action Pictures. Wales played a young cowboy arriving in Juniper City to avenge his father's murder. Along the way, he rescues lovely Nola Luxford from a runaway carriage. Luxford's father, a rancher (Charles K. French), is having trouble with nasty Al Meggs (Karloff), who, after killing a man, obtains shelter from villainous banker Dawson (James Marcus). The rancher, meanwhile, hires Wales to drive a shipment of cattle to the railroad, the funds from the sale earmarked to pay off Dawson. During the negotiation, the money is stolen by Meggs; there is a shootout and both Meggs and Dawson are killed. The latter proves to be the man Wales had been searching for all along. His search over, the cowboy decides to settle down with the rancher's daughter.