Hands Down (1918)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Western begins with Dan Stuyvesant (W.H. Bainbridge) on his way to record his claim. He is shot and gambler Jack Dedlow (Al Filson) decides to take a gang with him to jump the claim. But as they head for the cabin, so does Dago Sam (Monroe Salisbury), who has overheard them talking. At the cabin, they discover Stuyvesant's daughter Hilda (Ruth Clifford). The gang drags Hilda from her hiding place and they decide to draw for her. Sam insists to be let in on the draw, and then he dashes off with the girl. It turns out that Sam is pals with Hilda's sweetheart, Tom Flynn (Rupert Julian), and he intends to bring them back together. Before that can happen, however, there's a lot the usual riding and shooting found in unoriginal Western melodramas such as this one. Rupert Julian also directed the picture -- this was a lesser vehicle from a lesser silent film talent.