Winged Horseman (1929)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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In one of his modern Westerns for Universal, Hoot Gibson once takes to the air to battle the Bad Guys. Hoot played Skyball Smith, a Texas Ranger assigned to investigate a series of ranch bombings (!). Mistaken for a tenderfoot at first, Skyball soon wins the respect of the Hobson ranch hands when he heads off a stampede on his fancy motorcycle. As it turns out, the Hobson ranch foreman, Davis (Allan Forrest), is the menace behind the bombings. About to be confronted with his crimes, the villain kidnaps Colonel Hobson's daughter, Joby (Mary Elder), in his airplane. Skyball, of course, follows him, but a cabin fire forces him to parachute to safety. Joby, meanwhile, rests the controls from Davis and they, too, must jump. Davis lands right in front of Skyball and the rangers, and is carted off to jail. Sadly, stunt woman Lita Belle Wichart, doubling for Elder, was killed performing a parachute jump during the making of this film.