On the Go (1925)

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Parsimonious Hollywood entrepreneur Lester F. Scott, Jr. produced this little western melodrama starring Buffalo Bill, Jr., an actor later known under his real moniker, Jay Wilsey. Bill, Jr. plays Bill Drake, a cowpoke who must prove himself innocent of robbing the general store. The real culprit, as our hero detects, is Tom Evans ("Slim" Whitaker), the weakling son of a local rancher (Louis Fitzroy). Scott's little oaters were usually filmed in sleepy California towns and employed local "talent" in minor roles. On the Go was no exception but did benefit from a veteran cast that also included leading lady Helen Foster (better known as the much put-upon heroine of the anti-drug melodrama The Road to Ruin [1928]), good old Lafe McKee, as the girl's father, and the aforementioned Charles "Slim" Whitaker, a truly hissable specimen of Hollywood villainy.

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chase, faint, father, friendship, justice, lady, marriage, outlaw [Western], son, territory, train [locomotive], window