Silent Stranger (1924)

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Former clergyman turned cowboy star Fred Thomson played a secret service agent masquerading as a deaf-mute in order to catch a gang of mail thieves in this above-average silent Western. Arriving incognito in Valley City, Jack Taylor (Thomson) comes to the aid of the town's new postmaster, Dad Warner (George A. Williams), who has been unable to prevent a series of mail thefts. Suspicion quickly centers upon Warner's clerk, Law Sleeman (Bud Osborne), who, it turns out, is in league with crooked politician Dick Blackwell (Frank S. Hagney). Hazel Keener, in one of her six appearances opposite Thomson, played Dad Warner's imperiled daughter Lillian, and Richard Headrick, best remembered as "The Little Feller" in William S. Hart's The Toll Gate) (1920), appeared as Keener's plucky kid brother.