Straight Through (1925)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - USA  |  
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"God Damn" O'Day (William Desmond) swears off gambling after he is falsely accused of murdering the husband of a saloon vamp, Denver Nell (Marguerite Clayton). Escaping from jail, God Damn manages to track down the real killer and later celebrates his good fortune by changing his name to "Good Deed" O'Day. If nothing else, this typical oater, filled with reliable veterans of the genre, proved that you could actually use the phrase "God damn" with impunity in 1925. Such language was rejected by the censors ten years later and "damn" wasn't heard again until Rhett Butler's famous closing line in Gone With the Wind (1939).



escape, false-accusation, gambling, honor [recognition], husband, murder