Billy Jim (1922)

Genres - Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |  
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In this charming silent western parody, former stage comedian Billy Jim (Fred Stone, the scarecrow in the original Broadway version of The Wizard of Oz) masquerades as a cowboy to infiltrate a gang of crooks pursuing a lovely mine owner (Millicent Fisher). A sort of poor man's Will Rogers (complete with homilies and a drawl), Stone would have more success in the sound era.



camp, claim-jumpers, cowboy, girl, man, mine