Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
One of Ken Maynard's very best silent westerns, The Unknown Cavalier was filmed on locations in Death Valley, California. Maynard plays Tom Drury, a cowboy whose quick thinking stops a notorious outlaw, "The Hawk," from further misdeeds. The villain, as it turns out, is none other than Henry Suggs (James Mason), heretofore considered a pillar of the community. Based on pulp writer Kenneth Perkin's Ride Him Cowboy, the film was remade under that name in 1932 starring John Wayne. Like most of Wayne's films for producer Leon Schlesinger, Ride Him Cowboy featured obvious footage from the Maynard original.
community, cowboy, disguise, gangster