Prowlers of the Night (1926)

Genres - Action, Romance, Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Universal owner Carl Laemmle's nephew Ernst Laemmle directed many of the company's lesser cowboys including Fred Humes. In this average silent oater, Humes plays a sheriff who is wounded by a nasty bank robber (Walter Maly) and then nursed back to health by a young girl (Barbara Kent). Like most of "Uncle Carl" Laemmle's many relatives (the old man was a great believer in nepotism), Ernst Laemmle saw his career decline drastically at the changeover to sound. Ernst later attempted to continue his career in his native Germany, but Der Teufelreporter (1930), an action melodrama starring Hollywood's Eddie Polo, did not encourage further offers.

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bad-guy, good-guy, lawman, lawyer, love, love-vs-duty, marriage, outlaw [Western], romance, sheriff, shoot-out