Fort Frayne (1926)

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Romance, betrayal, and forgiveness at a cavalry outpost were the ingredients in this low-budget silent Western directed by and starring Benjamin F. Wilson. Wilson played Captain Teale, who, while stationed at a small garrison in Indian Territory, falls for the commandant's daughter (Neva Gerber). The girl's brother (Bill Patton), thought dead by his family, proves to be a villainous renegade. The young man assumes another identity and returns to the fort to create endless problems for the inhabitants. When the Indians attack the fort in reprisal for the villain's dirty deals, he is mortally wounded. Confessing all, the young renegade is forgiven and, according to a subtitle, dies "in peace with God and himself." B-Western hero Bill Patton earned a rare unsympathetic role as the young renegade in this otherwise standard low-budget Western.