Circus Cowboy (1924)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cowboy Buck Saxon (Buck Jones) is falsely accused of attempting to murder his rival in love (Jack McDonald) and is on the run from the law. He is hired incognito by a travelling circus and works there as a trick rider. On the job, Saxon falls for the show's blond high-wire artist, Bird Taylor (Marian Nixon). They marry, despite the objections from a lovesick animal trainer, and Buck later gets the chance to clear himself of attempted murder. Fox was grooming lovely Marian Nixon for top stardom and almost succeeded. In the end, the attempt was defeated by subpar material and Nixon never enjoyed the success of another Fox starlet, Janet Gaynor.

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cowboy, false-accusation, impersonation, love, love-triangle, murder, rival, trapeze-artist