Prairie Trails (1920)

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Tex Benton (cowboy star Tom Mix) wants to marry Janet McWhorter (Kathleen O'Connor), but her father (Charles K. French) will give his blessings only if Tex works on his sheep ranch. Tex, a cattleman through and through, refuses and gets his aggressions out by stirring things up at the local saloon. Badman Jack Purdy (Sid Jordan) gives chase, but Tex still manages to find the time to save a woman on a runaway horse. After hiding the woman, he finds Janet and they go in search of a preacher. But the woman is thought to have been kidnapped, and Purdy goes after her to get the reward offered for her return. So Tex has to save the woman -- again -- and Janet, misunderstanding the whole thing, heads home. Tex returns the woman to her husband, then he has to go after Purdy who now has kidnapped Janet. He rescues her and they finally get married. This was a particularly silly Mix vehicle, with extreme, almost cartoon-like stunts -- for example he jumps off a cliff, through the roof of a shack and proceeds to let a couple badguys have it -- all without taking a moment's pause.