The Sting of the Scorpion (1923)

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A rancher comes to the assistance of an Indian prospector friend in this low-budget silent Western directed by genre star Dick Hatton and produced by Ashton Dearholt. Dearholt himself portrayed the Indian, whose rich gold mine is desired by an unscrupulous saloon owner (Arthur Morrison). Edmund Cobb, as the young rancher, attempts to help his Native friend but is instead falsely accused of murder by the saloon keeper. To the rescue comes Helene Rosson, whose last-minute evidence helps clear the accused. Leading man Edmund Cobb had begun his starring career with the old Selig Polyscope Company in Colorado in 1914. The Sting of the Scorpion was scripted by Daniel F. Whitcomb and also featured Joseph W. Girard as Rosson's father and Harry Dunkinson.

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bad-guy, bar [pub], cowboy, damsel-in-distress, daughter, false-accusation, frame-up, friendship, gold-mine, good-guy, inheritance, killing, love, mine, murder, Native-American, owner, ranch, romance, treasure