Riders of Mystery (1924)

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Director Harry Fraser pronounced former stunt rider Bill Cody "one of the most unimpressive western stars" he had ever worked with. Cody was certainly no Tom Mix or Ken Maynard, but, favoring the stern, tight-lipped hero type, perhaps somewhat easier to take for a modern audience. Here, he plays a prospector falsely accused of killing the sheriff. The actual killer, however, is Tom Lingham, which presents quite a problem since the man is the father of heroine Peggy O'Dare. Everything works out fine in the end, of course, and peace is restored to the valley. Leading lady O'Dare also worked under the name Peggy O'Day. Comic relief was provided by the eternally grizzled Frank Rice as Cody's prospector colleague.

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accusation, bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, gangster, good-guy, outlaw [Western], rescue, stagecoach