Two Kinds of Women (1922)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The plot here, based on the novel, Judith of Blue Lake Ranch, by Jackson Gregory is typical Western fare -- an Easterner comes out West to manage a ranch and the old superintendent stirs up trouble. What makes it different is that the Easterner is a woman -- and the woman happens to be dramatic actress Pauline Frederick. She's New Yorker Judith Sanford who inherits a third of the ranch from her father, then buys another third. When superintendent Bayne Trevors (Charles Clary) won't follow her orders she fires him. Trevors holds a big grudge, and when the owner of the other third of the ranch, Pollock Hampton (Dave Winter), comes out, he wins him to his side. But Judith has a champion in foreman Bud Lee (the manly Tom Santschi) and he helps things go smoothly for her. Trevors, on the other hand, does everything he can to make it hard, including robbing her payroll carrier. When nothing works, he kidnaps her and convinces Hampton that the ranch should be sold in her absence. Lee does not believe their allegation that Judith is in San Francisco. He tracks down her whereabouts and rescues her, just in time to save the ranch and foil the conspirators.

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bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, evidence, father, foreman, good-guy, homestead, ranch, revenge, rival