Born to the Saddle (1929)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Universal Western star Ted Wells played a Chicago millionaire working incognito as a cowhand in this average silent Western comedy. Wells rescues John Pearson (Byron Douglas) and his daughter Helen (Duane Thompson) from a gang of kidnappers. Helen's foppish fiancée, Clyde Montmorency Wilpenny (Leo White), invites the cowboy to a party at his lodge hoping to show him up as an uncouth hillbilly. Wells, of course, not only arrives in faultless evening dress but manages to foil a robbery along the way. If nothing else, Born to the Saddle featured a rare Western appearance by British music-hall veteran Leo White, known for his many roles as well-dressed French anarchists during Charles Chaplin's Essanay and Mutual periods.