Broadway or Bust (1924)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |  
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Universal lined up several players not necessarily known for their riding capabilities in this lighthearted Hoot Gibson western. The slightly tattered cowpoke falls for a beautiful actress and instantly sells his ranch for a fortune in order to follow her to Broadway. With money in his pocket and a slow-witted sidekick (King Zany), the cowboy goes on to make every faux pas in the book, including booking a room at the hotel Fritz for his horse. (Fritz, of course, was the name of William S. Hart's famous mount.) Does he manage to offend society matron Mrs. Dean Smythe (the wonderful Gertrude Astor)? Of course he does. Does he convince the beautiful actress that they belong in the less-hectic West. Why, yes!



actor, cowboy, fortune [wealth], love, nouveau-riche, ranch, romance