The Fighting Terror (1929)

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Actor-director-writer J.P. McGowan, of Hazards of Helen fame, produced and directed this very minor silent western in which cowboy star Bob Custer attempts to apprehend the villain who killed his brother. Unfortunately, a crooked border-town sheriff is in his way. Custer, née Raymond Glenn and once his own producer, was about as wooden as a cigar-store Indian, and his career would suffer an almost immediate decline in talkies. He wisely chose to retire after Santa Fe Rides (1937), an especially atrocious "Z"-western that came complete with badly dubbed musical numbers. Custer later became a building inspector in the coastal town of El Segundo, California. The Fighting Terror should not be confused with a 1925 Universal 2-reeler with the same name starring Billy Sullivan.

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bad-guy, brother, conflict, cowboy, family-member, good-guy, revenge, sheriff, town