Wild West Romance (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |  
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A naive cowboy and a local bad man become rivals for the attention of the minister's daughter in this pleasant late-silent Western. Newcomer Rex Bell played the cowboy, with Neil Neely as the villain and Caryl Lincoln (Barbara Stanwyck's sister-in-law) as the girl. The bandit pulls another robbery and Bell helps sheriff Jack Walters bring him to justice, winning Miss Lincoln's love along the way. Bell was positioned to become the Fox company's next major cowboy lead, taking over the mantle from the departing Tom Mix. Sound, alas, proved a detriment to Westerns and outdoor melodramas for a while and Bell found work on Poverty Row. He later married silent star Clara Bow and ran successfully for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Nevada.