Bandit Buster (1926)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this minor silent Western, a playful "kidnapping" goes horribly wrong when a gang of bank robbers enters the picture. Buddy Roosevelt starred as Buddy Miller, a young cowboy persuaded to "kidnap" prominent banker Henry Morton (Lafe McKee), whom the Morton family feels needs a rest. But when Mrs. Morton (Winifred Landis) and daughter Sylvia receive a ransom note, they assume that Buddy has deceived them. In reality, the young man and his comic sidekick (Robert Homans) are tracking down the real kidnappers, a gang of desperados headed by a disgruntled clerk (Al Taylor). The Bandit Buster was produced on the cheap by Lester F. Scott, Jr. and directed with the usual efficiency by Richard Thorpe.