White Masks (1921)

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This Western, starring Franklyn Farnum, combined many different elements -- comedy-drama (with a bit more emphasis on the comedy), romance, and a prize fight. Drifter Jack Bray (Farnum) wanders into a town which is ruled by a gang of masked riders known as the "six-o-one," headed by shifty saloon keeper Jim Dougherty (Al Hart). Dougherty is trying to make moves on his pianist, Olga Swenson (Virginia Lee), who wants nothing to do with him. Bray, naturally, falls in love with her, which earns Dougherty's antagonism. When Bray hooks up with Battling Rush (Shorty Hamilton) and enters him in a prize fight, Dougherty tries to fix the outcome. Bray and Rush find out, so Dougherty's scheme is unsuccessful. The villain's next plan is to gather his masked confederates and hang Bray, but his crooked dealings are revealed and he is forced to leave town. This finally enables Bray and Olga to be together.