Way Out West (1930)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A pleasant enough western parody starring one of the victims of sound, William Haines, Way Out West is the story of a carnival huckster forced to work on a western ranch in order to repay a couple of cowboys he once fleeced. There's a sandstorm, a fist-fight with the ubiquitous crooked foreman (Charles Middleton), a pretty female ranch owner (Leila Hyams), and sundry other western clich├ęs thrown in to prove the star's manly qualities.The light-weight Haines played many such roles, but reshuffling due to sound (not to mention a quarrel with MGM studio head, Louis B. Mayer), ended his career. Haines later became a fashionable interior decorator.

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sandstorm, bad-guy, cowboy, damsel-in-distress, good-guy, love, romance, ranch