Steel Heart (1921)

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The husband-and-wife team of William Duncan and Edith Johnson starred in this modest silent Western about a noble cowboy helping an Eastern girl locate her missing husband. The husband turns out to be a notorious outlaw and does not survive his meeting with Duncan, leaving Miss Johnson and her stalwart rescuer free to contemplate a future together. A former body-builder hailing from the Scottish highlands, William Duncan was a more natural looking cowboy hero than rivals such as Broncho Billy Anderson and J. Warren Kerrigan. His career was on the wane by the 1920s, but Duncan continued to star in the odd Western and serial, almost always opposite his wife. He retired in 1934 and should not be confused with a later William Duncan (1874-1945), who appeared in B-Westerns in the 1930s and 1940s.

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bad-guy, cave-in, cowboy, disaster, good-guy, gunfighter, husband, love, mine, outlaw [Western], romance, search