Scar Hanan (1925)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Stunt innovator Yakima Canutt had already been making his presence known in films for several years by the time F.B.O. starred him in a series of Westerns. This one was the first, and since Canutt wrote the story himself (with the help of George W. Pyper), it's loaded with the kind of masterful stunts at which he excelled. Scar Hanan (Canutt) sets out to find his father's killer -- the same man who has cheated him out of some property -- and gets a job on a ranch belonging to Bart Hutchins (George Lassey). Hutchins frames him as a rustler and has him arrested. Hanan escapes during the trial and heads for South America. He stops in Los Angeles, however, long enough to save Marion Fleming (Dorothy Woods) from a runaway horse. He meets her father, Dr. Craig Fleming (Palmer Morrison), and it turns out that he was a partner of Hanan's father. The doctor removes the scar from Hanan's face so that he can return to the Hutchins ranch. Julia Creighton (Helen Bruneau) claims the property belonging to Hanan with a forged deed, and she finally confesses that Hutchins is his father's killer. Marion and her father arrive, as does the sheriff. They prevent Hanan from doing in Hutchins, and instead bring him to justice through the courts. Marion reveals that she loves Hanan, and they end the film together.