Galloping Lover (1929)

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South Dakota-born Cliff Lyons was arguably second only to Yakima Canutt in ability among the stunt-men working in westerns in the 1920s. Like Canutt, Lyons was eventually starred in his own series of low-budget oaters. In 1929, independent producer Morris Schlank hired Lyons for a series of fast-paced silent oaters filmed on location at Kernville, California, a favorite area for western filmmakers then as now. Schlank renamed his star Tex Lyons for marquee value and hired girl rider Ione Reed as the leading lady. In Galloping Lover, Lyon's plays the son of a marshal Ed LaNiece and is falsely accused of both robbery and murder. Incarcerated in the local jail, the hero manages to break free and chase down the real culprit, a crooked sheriff Houston Ellis. The Lyons-Schlank westerns were released to the states rights market through the Anchor exchanges.