Nugget Nell (1919)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |  
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Dorothy Gish does a wonderfully spunky turn in this silent lampoon of early movie westerns. Feisty Nugget Nell (Gish) owns an eatery at a stagecoach stop and is handy with a gun. Although she really loves Jim (David Butler), the town sheriff, her attention strays when a city chap (Raymond Cannon) arrives in town. But he isn't the least bit interested in Nell, preferring instead the company of an ingenue (Emily Chichester) who was on the same stagecoach. When Nell and the city chap wind up in a burning cabin surrounded by a gang of fierce bandits, it is up to the sheriff to save them -- the city chap is scared senseless. Now that Nell sees what a coward the city chap is, she comes to her senses and returns to the rough 'n' ready sheriff.

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cafe, cowboy, love, love-triangle, owner, weapons