Quick Triggers (1928)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Universal's also-ran cowboy star Fred Humes starred in this typical silent oater, billed by the studio as a "Ranch Rider Western." Humes plays Larry Day, the foreman of the 3X Ranch who, with his fellow "range riders," saves old Jake Landis from a life of crime. In love with Landis' lovely daughter Jeanne (Derelys Perdue), villainous Jeff Thorne (Wilbur Mack) blackmails the girl into accepting his proposal of marriage by threatening to expose her father's complicity in a series of rustlings. The conversation is overheard by Larry who challenges the villain and his henchmen. Thorne and Larry meet head on, with Larry and the "range riders" emerging the winners. Director Ray Taylor was Universal's busiest Western and serial director. The "range riders" in this and other Humes Westerns consisted of diminutive Gilbert "Pee Wee" Holmes, rustic Ben Corbett, obese Scotty Mattraw, and veteran Western villain Dick L'Estrange.