Born to Battle (1926)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Produced by and starring lower-echelon silent screen cowboy Bill Cody, this minor Western featured yet another variation on the Hatfield/McCoy feud. Ma Cowan (pinch-faced Nora Cecil) mistakenly believes that Luke Barstow (John P. Lockney) shot her husband 20 years earlier. Much to Ma and Barstow's disgust, young Billy Cowan falls in love with pretty Barbara Barstow (Barbara Luddy) and the feud is dangerously close to continue into a new generation. But Billy discovers that his evil uncle Tolliver (Sheldon Lewis) is fanning the flames for his own selfish reasons. Directed by the prolific Alvin J. Neitz (later known as Alan James), Born to Battle also found employment for such B-Western stalwarts as Olin Francis, Frank McGlynn, Jr., Ralph Yearsley, Lew Meehan, Sailor Sharkey and, as the sheriff, Fred Burns.



family, feud, love