Rough Shod (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Western star Buck Jones is a foreman who catches a gang of cattle rustlers in this standard silent oater. Steel Brannon (Jones) is engaged to ranch owner Betty Lawson (Helen Ferguson). A visitor from the East, Josephine Hamilton (Ruth Renick), foolishly falls for Les Artwell (Jack Rollins), who is a member of "Satan" Latimer's (Maurice B. Flynn) outlaw gang. Latimer kidnaps Josephine, but Brannon and Betty are hot on the trail. A furious fight ensues in which the outlaw is thrown off a cliff into the river below. Betty, who was afraid that her foreman had fallen for her vampish friend, is reassured in the obligatory happy ending. The only unusual aspect of this very average Jones Western is the appearance of Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, later a Western star in his own right, as the villain. Leading lady Ferguson retired from acting at the changeover to sound and later became a powerful Hollywood publicist.

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bad-guy, father, fiancee, foreman, good-guy, investigation, killing, murder, ranch, revenge