Spoilers of the West (1927)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An average Tim McCoy Western, this film benefitted from the sumptuous production values that only MGM would lavish on what essentially was a series oater. McCoy, a former real-life Native American language translator, played Lieutenant Lang, charged with keeping the peace with the Indians by ridding the territory of white squatters and trappers. Only trading-post operator Marjorie Daw, refuses to leave, necessitating the inevitable rescue from the stalwart Lieutenant Lang. Charles Thurston appeared as real-life General Sherman and an unidentified actor portrayed General Custer. Although profitable, the MGM McCoy Western melodramas were discontinued at the changeover to sound and the studio never again produced series Westerns.

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damsel-in-distress, failure, mission [quest], Native-American, peacemaker, soldier, trapper, warpath