The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop (1917)

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Vitagraph leading man Antonio Moreno played just about everything but a cocker spaniel during his pre-1920s prime. In Captain of the Gray Horse Troop, the Latino heartthrob is cast as Captain George Curtis, assigned to a post in Indian territory. Here he discovers that the Native American inhabitants are being victimized by crooked ranchers and paid-off government officials. At the risk of his own career, Captain Curtis does his best to protect the Indians from their white predators. As opposed to later eras, Native Americans were treated with some respect in early silent films.

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bad-guy, cowboy, good-guy, horse, land, Native-American, ranch, victim