In Mizzoura (1919)

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This meller is about as old-fashioned as the play (by Augustus Thomas) on which it was based. Sheriff Jim Radburn (Robert Warwick) secretly pays for the education of the daughter of his pal, Jo Vernon (Noah Beery). The girl, Kate (Eileen Percy), also happens to be Jim's sweetheart. But when she returns, she finds Jim too unrefined for her tastes. Instead she's drawn to Robert Travers (Robert Cain), a dandy from St. Louis. When a highwayman robs a train, Sam Fowler (Monte Blue), the fiancé of Jim's sister Emily (Hazel Brannon) is accused of the crime. But Sam recognizes Travers as the robber, and Jim goes after him. In his attempt to run away, Travers kills a man and hides in Kate's house. Jim captures him and tries to prevent him from being lynched, but when he tries to escape he is shot dead. Kate finally realizes that Travers wasn't what he pretended to be and returns to Jim.