Dangerous Coward (1924)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |  
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Handsome silent star Fred Thomson's fifth western for producer Andrew Callaghan was the old story of a prizefighter falsely assuming he has permanently injured an opponent in the ring (real-life boxer Al Kaufman). Thomson's Lightning Kid hightails it to the West where he manages to defeat a local bully, former fighter-turned-dance-hall-operator Wildcat Rea (Frank S. Hagney). Thomson cut a handsome figure astride his famous horse Silver King, and his films often included children. The Dangerous Coward benefitted from both child actors and Hazel Keener, a pert redhead who appeared in the initial six Thomson oaters. The trade magazine Variety considered the film "one of the best (to) have come along in some time."



accident, coward, false-accusation, injury, prizefighter