Mounted Fury (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Alcoholic John Bowers heads to the Great Northwest, hoping that the fresh air and exercise will help him swear off booze. Joining Bowers in his northward journey is his beleaguered wife, played by Blanche Mehaffy. Unfortunately, our "hero" is unable to take the pledge, and soon he's drinking harder than ever and cheating on Mehaffy with French-Canadian charmer Lina Basquette to boot. Bowers gets his comeuppance when he's killed by Basquette's lover George Rigas, who in turn is knocked off by Basquette, leaving Mehaffey to marry her former husband's best friend. Star John Bowers was in real life the inspiration for the tragic Norman Maine in both versions of A Star is Born.

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alcoholism, extramarital-affair, going-straight, jealousy, killing, love, murder, one-against-odds, revenge