Silver Valley (1927)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

Fired for crashing his aeroplane into his employer's ranch, Tom Mix is elected sheriff in a town with, as a title stated, "a high mortality rate among sheriffs." Mix, of course, prevails against almost impossible odds, at one point cornering a gang of cutthroats holding leading lady Dorothy Dwan captive in the crater of a volcano about to erupt. Mix was at his best in fanciful Westerns like this one, although purists everywhere decried the use of fast cars, airplanes and stunts seemingly too impossible to be real. Most of them, amazingly, were all too real, a fact that was actually lost on contemporary audiences.



aerial, bad-guy, cowboy, employment, escape, gangster, girl, good-guy, ground [earth], hideout, lawman, love, mountains, outlaw [Western], plans, rescue, sheriff, town, volcano