The Jack Rider (1921)

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The team of Charles R. Seeling, a cameraman turned producer-director, and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams released this minor silent oater in which the brawny Williams played an Eastern dude falsely accused of a crime on a Western ranch. The cliché of a silly rich kid learning the ropes out West was as old as the Hollywood hills and had been put into service many times before. This was one of the less-successful versions of the plot, but Williams had only himself to blame: he wrote the screenplay. Williams' friendship with the legendary Broadway raconteur led to the appearance in this film of the then 8-year-old Will Rogers, Jr..

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bank-personnel, competition, daughter, father, jokes, outlaw [Western], prank, ranch, rodeo