Golden Strain (1925)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on Peter B. Kyne's 1925 magazine story "Thoroughbreds", this silent cavalry melodrama starred Kenneth Harlan as a West Point graduate commissioned to a cavalry outpost near the Apache reservation. Cheated out of their supplies by crooked Indian agent Major Gaynes (Lawford Davidson), the tribe goes on the warpath. Losing his nerve at the last moment with disastrous results, Harlan is thrown out of the service, and his fiancée, Dixie Dennison (Madge Bellamy), breaks their engagement. After a heart-to-heart talk with his father (Hobart Bosworth), a veteran cavalry man, Harlan returns to his post, unmasks the evil Gaynes, and regains the trust of both his soldiers and Dixie. A true film pioneer who has been credited with starring in the first film to be produced in Hollywood in 1909, Hobart Bosworth received top billing in this fanciful Fox Western despite the relatively brief nature of his role.