Flying Horseman (1926)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on Dark Rosaleen, a serialized novel by Max Brand (pen name of Frederick Faust), this fine silent Western starred a young Buck Jones as Mark Winton, a wanderer who takes up the cause of a band of ragamuffin's bullied by nasty loan shark Bert Ridley (Walter Percival). In between buying the youngsters Boy Scout uniforms, the irrepressible Winton comes to the aid of lovely rancher June Savary (Gladys McConnell), whose father (Bruce Covington) is in financial trouble because of Ridley. Framed for murder by the villain, Mark breaks out of jail, saves the girl's ranch and brings the villain to justice, teaching the kids a valuable lesson along the way. The Flying Horseman was directed by a gentleman bearing the less encouraging name of Orville O. Dull. It is a safe bet that the producer, Fox, did not advertise this Western as "a Dull picture!"

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bad-guy, child, child-abuse, cowboy, good-guy, imprisonment, landowner, love, rescue, romance