Quitter (1929)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although a humble stable boy, Ben Lyon is a whiz when it comes to medical know-how. This endears Lyon to his boss, Fred Kohler Sr., who taps the hero's services as a horse doctor. Lyon also has a talent for music, and this wins him the affections of Kohler's girlfriend Dorothy Revier. A flashback reveals that our hero was once a brilliant surgeon who gave it all up when he failed to save his mother's life after an accident (this doesn't explain where his musical prowess came from, but what the heck). Back in the present, the enraged Kohler accuses Lyon of stealing Revier, whereupon a fight breaks out. Hoping to save the hero, Revier shoots Kohler -- at which point Lyon summons up all his latent medical skills to save Kohler's life. A "quitter" no more, Lyon resumes his career as a doctor, with the blessings of his "friendly enemy" Kohler.

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coward, girlfriend, hero, horse, music, past, rival, stable-boy, surgery