Lazy Lightning (1926)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |  
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William Wyler directed this fairly good Art Acord vehicle that also featured a very young Fay Wray in the female lead. Cowboy Lance Lighton (Acord) is known as "Lazy Lightning" because he's capable of riding like the wind but chooses not to. Lance is snapped out of his lethargy when little Dickie Rodgers (Bobby Gordon) -- the kid brother of the lovely Lila Rogers (Wray) -- is stricken with a fatal illness. Mounting his horse and riding hell for leather, Lance races through a spectacular rainstorm to rush a vial of life-saving serum to Dickie's bedside. Once this is accomplished, our hero sets about to foil the villain (Arthur Morrison) and win the heroine, Lila. Of the many "lost" films of Art Acord, Lazy Lightning would be worth seeing again if only as an early example of the directorial expertise of William Wyler. Vin Moore, otherwise a busy director of Universal western 2-reelers, played the sheriff.



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