Wild Born (1927)

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Produced by Gower Gulch entrepreneur Trem Carr, this low-budget silent Western starred Kermit Maynard, the less talented younger brother of Ken. Billing himself Tex Maynard for the occasion, Kermit played a young sheriff in love with the daughter of the local judge. The romance, however, hits a serious snag when Kermit finds himself sent up the river on a false charge of robbery. Returning a year later, the unlucky suitor learns that his father has been jailed for killing his business partner. With the assistance of the judge's daughter, Kermit not only tracks down a witness that can testify to his father's innocence but also manages to catch the robber who once framed him. Maynard, whose starring career never really took off, was supported here by Ruby Blaine, a former girl wrestler, Charles "Ruby" Schaeffer, and perennial Bad Guy Jack Anthony. Arthur Hoerl and Tom Roan penned the none too groundbreaking story and Edward R. Gordon directed.