The Galloping Kid (1922)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |  
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Easy going screen cowboy Hoot Gibson plays the easy going Simple Cox in this silent Western satire about a bodyguard hired to keep a notorious flirt away from a bad match. The girl is Edna Murphy, whose father is a former gunman known as "Five Notch" (Lionel Belmore). She usually falls for the wrong kind of guys and slick Fred Bolston (Leon Bary) is as wrong as they get. Enter Gibson the bodyguard and exit poor Fred! "The Hooter" excelled in playing the ruffled but sly cowpoke whose backwoods charms inevitably gets him the girl by the fadeout. Playing the former gunman, corpulent Lionel Belmore was a rare visitor to a Western set. A native of Wimbledon, England, the jovial Belmore is best remembered for playing the burgomaster in almost all the Universal horror melodramas of the 1930s.

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chaperone, cowboy, daughter, father, friendship, girl, love, mine, platinum, resentment, territory, weapons