Some Liar (1919)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director Henry King was really beginning to show what he was capable of around the time he made this witty little western. It stars William Russell as Bob McTabb, who really is "some liar." He comes to the town of Yellow Jacket, Arizona with a line of cradles and coffins to sell. But what really interests the townsfolk are his tall tales. Celie Sterling (Eileen Percy) is so impressed with his claims as a first-rate man-killer that she tells him she will buy one of his coffins, providing he get rid of a certain Sheldon Kellard (Heywood Mack). Already McTabb is in more trouble than he bargained for, and it gets worse. He can't seem to sell a coffin without getting into a fistfight. And then, while he is with Celie, he sees just how imposing this Kellard character is. But before he can take care of him -- and the wrathful gambling proprietor (Gordon Russell) -- he had to prove he is not a horse thief. Eventually the prevaricating McTabb fights his way out of his lies, which leaves him faced with being honest to Celie. At least his "I love you" is true. This picture was adapted from the James Oliver Curwood novel of the same name.