The Kick Back (1922)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Veteran western star Harry Carey came up with the story of The Kick Back -- ranch owner battles villains attempting to take over his valuable property -- while George Edwardes-Hall, an old hand at this sort of thing, wrote the screenplay. In this above-average silent western, Carey plays "White Horse" Harry Redding, whose scheming neighbor (Henry B. Walthall) accuses him of cattle rustling during a buying expedition to Mexico. The federales believe the accusations, and "White Horse" finds himself in a Mexican jail. A kind senorita (Mogninne Golden) helps him escape, but a lynching party is awaiting him at the homestead. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, are on to Walthall's schemes and arrive in the nick of time to prevent a grave injustice. Freed of all suspicions, Carey proposes to his girl (Ethel Grey Terry). Leading lady Terry is perhaps best remembered as the heroine in Lon Chaney's The Penalty (1920).

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arrest, cowboy, escape, help, horse, justice, Mexico, native, ranch, ranger [military], secrets