Taking a Chance (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on Bret Harte's 1925 serialized novel The Saint of Calamity Gulch, this silent Western starred Rex Bell as a lawman tracking a mysterious masked bandit. The "outlaw," however, proves to be lovely Jessie Smith (Lola Todd), a girl wronged. Jessie proves not to be bad at all and actually saves Joe Courtney (Bell) from villainous Dan Carson (Richard Carlyle). 9-year-old Billy Butts provided comedy relief in this Western, one of four Fox oaters starring Bell, a future lieutenant governor of Nevada and the husband of Clara Bow.

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bad-woman-turns-good, gangster, love, outlaw [Western], romance