The Texan (1920)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Western was typical Tom Mix fare -- it gave the cowboy star a load of opportunities to show off his fine stunt work, especially during the rodeo scenes. Tex Benton (Mix) is (as might be guessed) from Texas, and while he's in New Mexico, he intends to show the natives how they "do it in the Lone Star state." A train stalls in the little village and on board are a pair of Easterners -- pretty Alice Marcum (Gloria Hope) and tenderfoot Winthrop Endicott (Robert Walker). Tex's manly ways impress Alice and intimidate Endicott. But the rivalry between the two men is a minor issue compared to the scheme of the villainous Jack Purdy (Sid Jordan), who plans to sabotage Tex during the rodeo show. Of course, he fails miserably, but it doesn't stop him from spiriting Alice off to his lair. Endicott is the one who comes to her rescue, and because he thinks he has killed Purdy, he is jailed. But, Tex gets him out of jail and takes care of Purdy, who is very much alive. Since he has proved his bravery, Alice agrees to return East with Endicott, while Tex returns to his Texas home.