Smiling Terror (1929)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In one of his final silent Westerns for Universal, also-ran cowboy star Ted Wells played Ted Wayne, a smiling daredevil cowboy rescuing lovely Mabel Johnson (Derelys Perdue) and her prospector father (Clark Comstock) from a raging bull. Despite Ted's warnings, old man Johnson buys a supposedly worthless mine from unscrupulous Hank Sims (Al Ferguson). Naturally, the mine proves to contain a hidden ore and suddenly Ted is forced to protect the new owner from the old. Assembly-line filmmaking typical of Universal in the 1920s, The Smiling Terror was directed by one of studio owner Carl Laemmle's many relatives, Joseph Levigard.

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damsel-in-distress, gold, kidnapping, mine, rescue