Sure Fire (1921)

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Universal's rather dishevelled cowboy hero Hoot Gibson once again played a cowpoke with girl trouble in this above-average silent Western directed by John Ford. Gibson depicted Jeff Bransford, whose girlfriend Marian (Molly Malone) rejects him because he lacks ambition. Unbeknownst to Marian, however, Jeff prevents the girl's married sister (Fritzi Brunette) from running away with a bounder. The latter instead steals $5,000 from Elinor's husband, kidnapping Marian along the way. She is rescued by Jeff and finally realizes how much she loves the shy but brave cowpoke. Comedy relief in this Western was provided by 7-year-old Breezy Eason, Jr., the son of director B. Reeves Eason. Little Breezy died tragically later that year after being hit by an out-of-control vehicle on the set of the Harry Carey Western The Fox.